Advertisement

Control of Railway Wheelsets – A Semi-active Approach

  • T. X. MeiEmail author
  • Atousa Zaeim
  • Hong Li
Conference paper
  • 9 Downloads
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

This paper presents a detailed study of semi-active approach for railway wheelsets. A number of control strategies for active primary suspensions for both solid axle wheelset and independently rotating wheelsets are examined in detail and the key requirements of energy flows on both curved and straight tracks are investigated. A semi-active control scheme is then proposed for the independently rotating wheels and a comprehensive performance evaluation is provided to demonstrate that the proposed semi active control system can be used to continuously and reliably provide the necessary steering control without the need for the energy injection of full active control.

Keywords

Railway wheelset control Semi-active control Solid-axle wheelset Independently rotating wheelset 

References

  1. 1.
    Bruni, S., Goodall, R.M., Mei, T.X., Tsunashima, H.: Control and monitoring of railway vehicle dynamics. Veh. Syst. Dyn. 45(7/8), 743–779 (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Mei, T.X., Goodall, R.M.: Stability control of railway bogies using absolute stiffness – skyhook spring approach. Veh. Syst. Dyn. 44(Suppl. 1), 83–92 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Mei, T.X., Goodall, R.M.: Practical strategies for controlling railway wheelsets with independently rotating wheels. J. Dyn. Syst. Meas. Control 125(3), 354–360 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Abood, K.H., Khan, R.A.: Investigation to improve hunting stability of railway carriages using semi-active longitudinal primary stiffness suspension. Mech. Eng. Res. 2(5), 97–105 (2010)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Gajdar, T., Rudas, I.: Active and semi-active control of uncertain railway wheelset. In: 21st IEEE IECON, Orlando, November 1995Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Baiasu, D., Ghita, G., Sebesan, I.: Control system with magnetorheological fluid device for mitigation of the railway vehicle oscillations. In: 13th ERME 2012, Ankara, July 2012Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Aardama, J.A.: Variable stiffness spring suspension. US patent – US4832321A (1998)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Anubi, O.M., Patel, D.R., Crane, C.D.: A new variable stiffness suspension system: passive case. Mech. Sci. 4, 139–151 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Oh, S.K., Yoon, Y.H., Krishna, A.: A study on the performance characteristics of variable valve for reverse continuous damper. Int. J. Mech. Syst. Sci. Eng. 1(3), 129–134 (2007)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Hu, Y., Chen, M., et al.: Semiactive inerter and its application in adaptive tuned vibration absorbers. IEEE Trans. Control Syst. Technol. 25(1), 294–300 (2017)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Shen, S., Mei, T.X., Goodall, R.M., Pearson, J.T., Himmelstein, G.: A study of active steering strategies for a railway bogie. Veh. Syst. Dyn. 41(Suppl.), 282–291 (2004)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Bideleh, S.M.M., Mei, T.X., Berbyuk, V.: Robust control and actuator dynamics compensation for railway vehicles. Veh. Syst. Dyn. 54(12), 1762–1784 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Mei, T.X., Goodall, R.M.: Robust control for independently-rotating wheelsets on a railway vehicle using practical sensors. IEEE Trans. Control Syst. Technol. 9(4), 599–607 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Goodall, R.M., Li, H.: Solid axle and independently-rotating railway wheelsets - a control engineering assessment of stability. J. Veh. Syst. Dyn. 33, 57–67 (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Science, Engineering and EnvironmentUniversity of SalfordSalfordUK
  2. 2.School of EngineeringManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

Personalised recommendations