Modelling and control of railway vehicle suspensions

Argyrios C. Zolotas, Roger M. Goodall

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This chapter uses a railway vehicle as an example of a mechanical dynamic system to which control can be applied in a manner that yields significant benefits from an engineering and operational viewpoint. The first part describes the fundamentals of railway vehicles and their dynamics: the normal configuration, the suspension requirements, how they are modelled and an overview of the types of control concept that are currently applied or under consideration. The second part provides a case study of controller design issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Methods for Robust and Nonlinear Control
Subtitle of host publicationEPSRC Summer School
EditorsMatthew C. Turner, Declan G. Bates
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
ISSN (Print)0170-8643


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