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Title: Passive suspensions for ride quality improvement of two-axle railway vehicles
Authors: Jiang, Jason Z.
Matamoros-Sanchez, Alejandra Z.
Zolotas, Argyrios C.
Goodall, Roger M.
Smith, Malcolm C.
Keywords: Inerter
Train suspension
Passive network
Ride quality
Railway vehicle
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: SAGE © IMechE
Citation: JIANG, J.Z. ... et al, 2013. Passive suspensions for ride quality improvement of two-axle railway vehicles. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 229 (3), pp. 315-329.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate the possibility of improving the ride quality of a two-axle railway vehicle with a single-stage suspension by means of passive suspensions employing an inerter device. The inerter is a mechanical one-port element that is analogous to a capacitor in electrical circuits. The goal is to improve the ride quality in both the vertical and lateral motions in response to track irregularities. Performance benefits for several simple passive suspension layouts are demonstrated and compared with the conventional scheme. The elastic effects of the damper and inerter device are then taken into consideration for practical purposes. The optimum parameter values of the damper, inerter and the parameters representing the elastic effects provide guidance for mechanical design purposes.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0954409713511592.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (grant number EP/G066477/1). This was also supported by Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela and via a Departmental Scholarship from the School of Electronics, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0954409713511592
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26638
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0954409713511592
ISSN: 0954-4097
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