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Dynamic Modelling Of Railway Vehicles Fitted With Active Suspension Elements

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR940371

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

549 kb

Author(s)

P.A. Carter, S.D. Iwnicki & B.A. Majeed

Abstract

Dynamic modelling of railway vehicles fitted with active suspension elements P.A. Carter*, S.D. Iwnicki" & B.A. Majeed* "Department of Mechanical Engineering, Design and Manufacture, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK * Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK Commercial pressures on railways to shorten journey times and improve passenger comfort are driving the need for improved technology. There are therefore major potential opportunities for the application of active suspensions to railway vehicles. Due to the limitation of non-linear design methods the design of active suspension systems is usually undertaken using linear multivariable models. However due to the complex nature of railway systems the performance of active systems needs to be assessed in the face of model uncertainties, non-linearities etc This paper describes the use of a realistic railway vehicle model to investig

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