Modelling comparison of actively-steered railway vehicles using Simpack and Matlab

T. X. Mei, Z. Nagy, R. M. Goodall

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This paper presents modelling of a 2-axle railway vehicle using two different simulation packages and compares simulation results of the two models. A simplified model of the railway vehicle is developed in 'Matlab/Simulink' environment and a full model is obtained by building/connecting blocks using a multi-body simulation package called 'Simpack'. The simulation results of the two models are presented, and controllers for active steering of the vehicle, which have been developed using the simplified linearised model in Matlab, are assessed using the non-linear detailed model in Simpack. The main purpose of the paper is to describe a methodology in which advanced controllers can be designed using Matlab/Simulink, and then verified and comprehensively evaluated in the Simpack environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1999 European Control Conference (ECC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783952417355
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 European Control Conference - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 31 Aug 19993 Sep 1999


Conference1999 European Control Conference
Abbreviated titleECC 1999


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