Solid Axle and Independently-Rotating Railway Wheelsets - A Control Engineering Assessment of Stability

Roger Goodall, Hong Li

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Block diagram representations of both conventional wheelsets and wheelsets with independently-rotating wheels are developed, with the objective of giving insights from a control engineering viewpoint for studies of actively-controlled wheelsets. The analysis predicts a quasi-kinematic oscillation with independently-rotating wheels which has not been reported before. It also identifies possibilities for control approaches which might be used to stabilize a wheelset without affecting steady-state curving performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-67
Number of pages11
JournalVehicle System Dynamics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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