Railway Vehicle Active Suspensions in Theory and Practice.

R. M. Goodall, R. A. Williams, A. Lawton, P. R. Harborough

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Abstract

A project is being carried out by British Rail R & D Division to examine the feasibility of using active control to improve the performance of secondary suspensions for railway vehicles. Historically the project stems both from work on magnetically levitated vehicles (1) and from the Division’s involvement in tilt systems for the Advanced Passenger Train. The project began in 1978, and theoretical studies immediately showed that large improvements in suspension performance could be achieved, giving r.m.s. body accelerations of typically half those for a good passive suspension. To date the emphasis has been upon secondary suspensions, since it is controlling the transfer function of these that offers greatest benefits for ride and track forces. The project is not restricted to one particular vehicle, but involves investigating and developing suitable hardware for implementing active suspensions in general and also performing systems and application studies looking at the benefits to the railway business.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of IAVSD Symposium (International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics)
EditorsA.H. Wickens
PublisherCRC Press / Taylor Francis
Chapter22
Pages301-316
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351410816
ISBN (Print)9789026503924, 902650392X
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1982
Externally publishedYes
Event7th IAVSD-Symposium - Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 198111 Sep 1981

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Conference7th IAVSD-Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period7/09/8111/09/81

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Goodall, R. M., Williams, R. A., Lawton, A., & Harborough, P. R. (1982). Railway Vehicle Active Suspensions in Theory and Practice. In A. H. Wickens (Ed.), The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads: Proceedings of IAVSD Symposium (International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics) (pp. 301-316). CRC Press / Taylor Francis.
Goodall, R. M. ; Williams, R. A. ; Lawton, A. ; Harborough, P. R. / Railway Vehicle Active Suspensions in Theory and Practice. The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads: Proceedings of IAVSD Symposium (International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics). editor / A.H. Wickens. CRC Press / Taylor Francis, 1982. pp. 301-316
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Goodall, RM, Williams, RA, Lawton, A & Harborough, PR 1982, Railway Vehicle Active Suspensions in Theory and Practice. in AH Wickens (ed.), The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads: Proceedings of IAVSD Symposium (International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics). CRC Press / Taylor Francis, pp. 301-316, 7th IAVSD-Symposium, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 7/09/81.

Railway Vehicle Active Suspensions in Theory and Practice. / Goodall, R. M.; Williams, R. A.; Lawton, A.; Harborough, P. R.

The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads: Proceedings of IAVSD Symposium (International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics). ed. / A.H. Wickens. CRC Press / Taylor Francis, 1982. p. 301-316.

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Goodall RM, Williams RA, Lawton A, Harborough PR. Railway Vehicle Active Suspensions in Theory and Practice. In Wickens AH, editor, The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads: Proceedings of IAVSD Symposium (International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics). CRC Press / Taylor Francis. 1982. p. 301-316