A Control Method for Hybrid Tilting Systems Using Tilting Beams and Air Spring Inclination

In this paper, the authors describe a new hybrid tilting system that allows a rail car body to tilt at larger angle than conventional tilting trains. Designed to increase the speed of rail vehicles running on existing narrow-gauge track, this system coordinates tilting beams and a controlled air spring height. This results in a reduction of loss in wheel-load and avoids lateral displacement of the car body that is a result of the larger tilting angle. The paper describes the features of the hybrid tilting system, the control method that is applied to this kind of tilting, and bench test results.

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  • Authors:
    • Kamoshita, Shogo
    • Sasaki, Kimiaki
    • Kakinuma, Hirohiko
    • Sato, Iwao
    • Sato, Yorimitsu
    • Nakagaki, Satoko
  • Publication Date: 2007-2


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  • Accession Number: 01050250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2007 3:09PM