Developing an Inerter Model using Multibody Dynamics Software for Railway Vehicle Applications

Yunshi Zhao, Gareth Tucker, Roger Goodall, Simon Iwnicki, Jason Zheng Jaing, Malcolm Smith

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Abstract

This paper proposed a method to model the inerter using a commercial multibody dynamics simulation software package (Vampire®). The inerter is a passive mechanical device which produces forces proportional to the relative acceleration between its ends. The inerter model in Vampire® was successfully validated against previously validated Matlab® models, which could allow more realistic simulations to be carried out. The model will be used to evaluate benefits of inerters in railway vehicle suspensions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
EditorsMaksym Spiryagin, Timothy Gordon, Colin Cole, Tim McSweeney
PublisherCRC Press
Pages1267-1272
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781138035713
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2018
Event25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks - Central Queensland University , Rockhampton, Australia
Duration: 14 Aug 201718 Aug 2017
Conference number: 25
http://www.iavsd2017.org/ (Link to Symposium Website)
https://www.crcpress.com/Dynamics-of-Vehicles-on-Roads-and-Tracks-Proceedings-of-the-25th-International/Spiryagin-Gordon-Cole-McSweeney/p/book/9781138035713

Conference

Conference25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks
Abbreviated titleIAVSD 2017
CountryAustralia
CityRockhampton
Period14/08/1718/08/17
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Zhao, Y., Tucker, G., Goodall, R., Iwnicki, S., Jaing, J. Z., & Smith, M. (2018). Developing an Inerter Model using Multibody Dynamics Software for Railway Vehicle Applications. In M. Spiryagin, T. Gordon, C. Cole, & T. McSweeney (Eds.), Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks: Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia (Vol. 2, pp. 1267-1272). CRC Press.