Mechatronic Strategies for Controlling Railway Wheelsets with Independently Rotating Wheels

Roger Goodall, T. X. Mei

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Abstract

This paper presents the development of an active control strategy for the independently rotating wheelset of railway vehicles. The proposed control scheme is intuitively formulated with a simple control structure and adaptive to vehicle speed. It does not require basic guidance measurements (e.g. wheel-rail deflection and angle of attack) that are expensive and impractical to implement. Speed sensors are used to measure the relative rotational speed of the two wheels on a same axle and optional sensors may be used to measure the wheelset yaw velocity relative to the vehicle body. A two-axle vehicle is used in the study. Both curving performance and passenger ride comfort of the actively controlled vehicle are compared with that of a typical passive vehicle and an optimal control scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages225-230
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780367375
ISBN (Print)0780367367
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics - Teatro Sociale, Como, Italy
Duration: 8 Jul 200112 Jul 2001
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/936416

Conference

Conference2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
Abbreviated titleAIM '01
CountryItaly
CityComo
Period8/07/0112/07/01
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Goodall, R., & Mei, T. X. (2001). Mechatronic Strategies for Controlling Railway Wheelsets with Independently Rotating Wheels. In 2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Proceedings (pp. 225-230). [936458] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2001.936458