Independently rotating wheels with induction motors for high speed trains

B. Liang, S. D. Iwnicki, F. J. Swift

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Abstract

Railway vehicles with conventional sets often cause problems of hunting and severe wear. The use of an independently rotating wheel set (IRW) would eliminate the cause of wheel set hunting and wear since an IRW can decouple the wheels. This paper presents an investigation into the design of a suitable motor configuration and controller for IRW in order to provide the stability required to satisfy the performance requirements. A computer model of the mechanical and electrical parts of the system was developed. Simulation and experiments of the wheelsets with active driving motor control have demonstrated that a wheelset with independently driven wheels has a good stability performance over a traditional wheelset. Controllers with indirect field orientation control for dynamic control of a motor have shown to be suitable for this application in both its response and its controllability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2004
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages21-26
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)079184174X
ISBN (Print)0791841731, 9780791841730
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis - 2004 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jul 200422 Jul 2004
Conference number: 7

Publication series

Name ESDA, Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
Volume7

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis - 2004
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period19/07/0422/07/04

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Liang, B., Iwnicki, S. D., & Swift, F. J. (2004). Independently rotating wheels with induction motors for high speed trains. In Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2004 (pp. 21-26). ( ESDA, Engineering Systems Design and Analysis; Vol. 7). New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).