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Robust control for independently rotating wheelsets on a railway vehicle using practical sensors

Mei, T.X. and Goodall, R.M. (2001) Robust control for independently rotating wheelsets on a railway vehicle using practical sensors. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 9 (4). pp. 599-607. ISSN 1063-6536

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This paper presents the development of H-infinity control strategy for the active steering of railway vehicles with independently rotating wheelsets. The primary objective of the active steering is to stabilize the wheelset and to provide a guidance control. Some fundamental problems for active steering are addressed in the study. The developed controller is able to maintain stability and good performance when parameter variations occur, in particular at the wheel-rail interface. The control is also robust against structured uncertainties that are not included in the model such as actuator dynamics. Furthermore the control design is formulated to use only practical sensors of inertial and speed measurements, as some basic measurements required for active steering such as wheel-rail lateral displacement cannot be easily and economically measured in practice.

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Keywords: active steering, H-infinity control, independently rotating wheelset, railway vehicle, robustness
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 18:34
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/87.930970
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/87.930970
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/745

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