A study of active steering strategies for railway bogie

Shuiwen Shen, T. X. Mei, R. M. Goodall, J. Pearson, G. Himmelstein

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This paper presents a fundamental study of active steering for a railway bogie and is focussed on the development of control strategies to provide a perfect curving performance. A number of active steering strategies are considered. One is to control the wheelset and the bogie to follow desired yaw movements on curves; the second is to control the lateral motion of the wheelset to take the pure rolling line; the third is to control the actuators such that low frequency zero force in the primary suspensions is achieved; and finally a control method using relative motions between the two wheelsets is also investigated to improvement of the performance robustness against parameter variations. A comprehensive assessment of the steering strategies is carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and on Tracks Supplement to Vehicle System Dynamics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 18th IAVSD Symposium Held in Kanagawa, Japan, August 24-30, 2003
EditorsMasato Abe
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789026519727
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event18th IAVSD Symposium Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and on Tracks - Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
Duration: 24 Aug 200330 Aug 2004
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameVehicle System Dynamics
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
ISSN (Print)0042-3114


Conference18th IAVSD Symposium Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and on Tracks
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