LOW-SPEED VEHICLE DYNAMICS AND RIDE QUALITY USING CONTROLLED D.C. ELECTROMAGNETS

The aim of this paper is to establish that attraction type systems, i.e. with controlled d.c. electromagnets, can be successfully employed for the suspension of urban transit vehicles, having speeds around 70 km/hr, without the aid of secondary suspension. A single degree of freedom suspension system is considered. The methods of characterizing track roughness and acceptable ride qualities are outlined and the ride characteristics that can be achieved through the design of feedback control systems are considered. Some of the basic factors which influence the performance and stability of the system are briefly discussed and some experimental results from a vibrating test suspension system are presented to illustrate the performance of the proposed system.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Jayawant, B V
    • SINHA, P K
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00174396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1982 12:00AM