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Multibody System Dynamics

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 51–66 | Cite as

Modelling Requirements for the Design of Active Stability Control Strategies for a High Speed Bogie

  • Argyrios C. ZolotasEmail author
  • John T. Pearson
  • Roger M. Goodall
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Abstract

The paper presents the findings of a study on active stability control and simulation for a railway bogie vehicle. For control design a plan-view partial railway vehicle model is described. This is a simplified model derived from research experience and appropriate modelling, and a frequency domain analysis illustrates the problems associated with system instability. A multi-body dynamics software, SIMPACK is used to generate a detailed non-linear full vehicle model for simulation and control assessment. Model order reduction methods, both empirically and analytically based, are used to simplify the linear model generated from SIMPACK for further system analysis and control designs based upon the complex model. Comparisons between the simplified plan-view model and the exported reduced-order model are presented.

Keywords

multibody dynamics railway bogie model reduction stability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Argyrios C. Zolotas
    • 1
    Email author
  • John T. Pearson
    • 1
  • Roger M. Goodall
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems and Control group, Department of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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