This paper presents the development of an active control strategy for railway vehicles with independently rotating wheels. 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 sensors are also used to measure the relative yaw velocity of the wheelset and the body it is connected. 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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Sep 2003|