Detection of Low Adhesion in the Railway Vehicle Wheel/Rail Interface: Assessment of Multi-Bodied Simulation Data

Christopher Ward, Roger Goodall, Roger Dixon, Guy Charles

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Abstract

Low adhesion in the wheel/rail interface of railway vehicles creates safety and punctuality issues in terms of missed station stops and signals passed at danger. RSSB project T959 is tasked with developing advanced monitoring techniques for the detection of adhesion in this key interface. A number of techniques were developed and initially tested on simplified models of a rail vehicle. The efficacy of these techniques is now being tested with more representative data produced by multi-bodied physics simulation package Vampire. This paper therefore covers the outcomes of the Vampire testing, initial application of a Kalman-Bucy filter creep force estimator to the Vampire data, and application of a data comparison method based upon the Sprague and Geers method, also to the Vampire data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control
PublisherIEEE
Pages725-730
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467315609, 9781467315586, 9781467315579
ISBN (Print)9781467315593
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Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventUKACC International Conference on Control 2012 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20125 Sep 2012
Conference number: 9
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ConferenceUKACC International Conference on Control 2012
Abbreviated titleCONTROL 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period3/09/125/09/12
OtherUnited Kingdom Automatic Control Council
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Ward, C., Goodall, R., Dixon, R., & Charles, G. (2012). Detection of Low Adhesion in the Railway Vehicle Wheel/Rail Interface: Assessment of Multi-Bodied Simulation Data. In Proceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control (pp. 725-730). [6334719] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CONTROL.2012.6334719