Active steering of railway vehicles: A feedforward strategy

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

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This paper presents an active steering strategies for a railway vehicle to improve performances on curves. By feeding forward a desired angle of attach and the radius of curves, a feedforward control law is proposed and verified. In order to assess its performance issue, parameter variations such as creep coefficients and nonlinearities of the wheel conicity are considered. The simulation results show a significant improvement. Although the feedforward strategy depends on the knowledge of the yaw stiffness of the system, no interference with the stability make it preferable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Control Conference, ECC 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783952417379
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 European Control Conference - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20034 Sep 2003


Conference2003 European Control Conference
Abbreviated titleECC 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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