Validation of a MATLAB railway vehicle simulation using a scale roller rig

S. D. Iwnicki, A. H. Wickens

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A 1/5 scale roller rig has been constructed for use in analysing the dynamic behaviour of railway vehicles. The roller rig includes a servo hydraulic system to allow a realistic input of track irregularities at the rollers and instrumentation is fitted to allow measurement of the position and acceleration of the bodies. This paper reports on the first stage in validating the behaviour of the roller rig using a relatively simple, linear computer model constructed in MATLAB. Initial results show good correlation between the behaviour seen on the roller rig and that predicted by the model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-270
Number of pages14
JournalVehicle System Dynamics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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