This paper studies actively controlled wheelsets for railway vehicles and explores the potential benefits from actively stabilization and steering the wheelsets of a railway vehicle via a mechatronic approach. Two models are developed in the study for a two-axle railway vehicle, one with solid axles and the other with independently rotating wheelsets. A number of control schemes including optimal controllers, intuitively formulated controllers as well as modal control approaches are proposed. Both curving performance and ride quality of the vehicle are assessed for all control schemes.
|Number of pages
|Vehicle System Dynamics
|Published - 1999
|16th International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics Symposium: The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and on Tracks - Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 30 Aug 1999 → 3 Sep 1999
Conference number: 16