Running Performance of Power-Steering Railway Bogies with Independently Rotating Wheels

This article proposes the concept of a steering bogie which utilizes self-steering ability while realizing further running performance with slight active control on a tight curve. An independently rotating wheel with EEF bogie naturally has self-steering ability, making use of gravity stiffness aroused by nonlinear tread gradient, but has oscillation in the wheel-steering motion. The proposed power-steering railway bogie consists of independently rotating wheels with a power-steering device and enables us to eliminate steering vibration while realizing ideal steering with slight power assist on curving. In this article, the theoretical investigation of the power-steering bogie and the control strategies is mentioned. Experimental results and numerical simulations with a scaled model vehicle show the effectiveness of the proposed bogie design and the proposed power-steering control.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 71-82
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 19th Symposium of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics
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  • Accession Number: 01046767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780415436168
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 3 2007 5:22PM