The aim of this paper is to investigate the possibility of improving the ride quality of a two-axle railway vehicle with single-stage suspension by using passive suspensions employing inerters. The goal is to improve the ride quality in vertical motion in response to track irregularities while keeping the suspension deflection within acceptable limits. Performance benefits for several simple passive suspension structures are demonstrated here in comparison with a conventional passive suspension.
|Title of host publication||Developments in Control Theory Towards Glocal Control|
|Editors||Li Qiu, Jie Chen, Tetsuya Iwasaki, Hisaya Fujioka|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|