Performance benefits in two-axle railway vehicle suspensions employing inerters

Jason Zheng Jiang, Alejandra Z. Matamoros-Sanchez, Roger M. Goodall, Malcolm C. Smith

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Control Theory Towards Glocal Control
EditorsLi Qiu, Jie Chen, Tetsuya Iwasaki, Hisaya Fujioka
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781849195348
ISBN (Print)9781849195331
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


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