Stability control of a railway vehicle using absolute stiffness and inerters

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

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Abstract

Work presented in this paper studies the potential of employing inerters -a novel mechanical device used successfully in racing cars- in active suspension configurations with the aim to enhance railway vehicle system performance. The particular element of research in this paper concerns railway wheelset lateral stability control. Controlled torques are applied to the wheelsets using the concept of absolute stiffness. The effects of a reduced set of arbitrary passive structures using springs, dampers and inerters integrated to the active solution are discussed. A multi-objective optimisation problem is defined for tuning the parameters of the proposed configurations. Finally, time domain simulations are assessed for the railway vehicle while negotiating a curved track. A simplification of the design problem for stability is attained with the integration of inerters to the active solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control
PublisherIEEE
Pages120-127
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467315609, 9781467315586, 9781467315579
ISBN (Print)9781467315593
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventUKACC International Conference on Control 2012 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20125 Sep 2012
Conference number: 9
http://wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=22012 (Link to Conference Information)

Conference

ConferenceUKACC International Conference on Control 2012
Abbreviated titleCONTROL 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period3/09/125/09/12
OtherUnited Kingdom Automatic Control Council
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Stiffness
Multiobjective optimization
Railroad cars
Torque
Tuning

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Matamoros-Sanchez, A. Z., Goodall, R. M., Zolotas, A. C., Jiang, J. Z., & Smith, M. C. (2012). Stability control of a railway vehicle using absolute stiffness and inerters. In Proceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control (pp. 120-127). [6334617] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CONTROL.2012.6334617
Matamoros-Sanchez, Alejandra Z. ; Goodall, Roger M. ; Zolotas, Argyrios C. ; Jiang, Jason Zheng ; Smith, Malcolm C. / Stability control of a railway vehicle using absolute stiffness and inerters. Proceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control. IEEE, 2012. pp. 120-127
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Stability control of a railway vehicle using absolute stiffness and inerters. / Matamoros-Sanchez, Alejandra Z.; Goodall, Roger M.; Zolotas, Argyrios C.; Jiang, Jason Zheng; Smith, Malcolm C.

Proceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control. IEEE, 2012. p. 120-127 6334617.

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Matamoros-Sanchez AZ, Goodall RM, Zolotas AC, Jiang JZ, Smith MC. Stability control of a railway vehicle using absolute stiffness and inerters. In Proceedings of the 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control. IEEE. 2012. p. 120-127. 6334617 https://doi.org/10.1109/CONTROL.2012.6334617