Controlling the Ride Quality of the Central portion of a High-Speed Railway Vehicle

Ian Pratt, Roger Goodall

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Abstract

Active suspension applied to railway vehicles is an area which has received considerable attention over recent years. The limits of passive suspension performance have been reached, but there is a need to maintain ride quality with the ever-increasing emphasis on lighter vehicles and higher speeds. A number of experimental active suspensions have demonstrated benefits and several manufacturers are now offering vehicles fitted with either semi-active or active suspensions. The beneficial effect inter-vehicle dampers have on ride quality means that they are now commonplace in high-speed train design. The fusion of the two ideas of active suspension and inter-vehicle dampers has spawned the concept of `active inter-vehicle' suspension. This paper addresses this concept and attempts to resolve a number of issues, most notably the question: how much they can improve ride quality?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1997 American Control Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages719-723
Number of pages5
Volume6
ISBN (Electronic)0780338340 , 0780338359
ISBN (Print)0780338324, 0780338332
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
Event1997 American Control Conference - Albuquerque Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Doubletree Hotel , Albuquerque, United States
Duration: 4 Jun 19976 Jun 1997
https://www.tib.eu/en/search/id/TIBKAT%3A235533971/Proceedings-of-the-1997-American-Control-Conference/

Publication series

NameAmerican Control Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Automatic Control Council
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Conference

Conference1997 American Control Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque
Period4/06/976/06/97
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