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Performance analysis of a semi-active railway vehicle suspension featuring MR dampers
Author(s): Hwan-Choong Kim; Seung-Bok Choi; Gyu-Seop Lee; Chae-Hun An; Won-Hee You
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents performance analysis of semi-active railway vehicle suspension system using MR damper. In order to achieve this goal, a mathematical dynamic model of railway vehicle is derived by integrating car body, bogie frame and wheel-set which can be able to represent lateral, yaw and roll motion. Based on this model, the dynamic range of MR damper at the railway secondary suspension system and design parameters of MR damper are calculated. Subsequently, control performances of railway vehicle including car body lateral motion and acceleration of MR damper are evaluated through computer simulations. Then, the MR damper is manufactured to be retrofitted with the real railway vehicle and its characteristics are experimentally measured. Experimental performance of MR damper is assessed using test rig which is composed of a car body and two bogies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9057, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2014, 905711 (9 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044562
Show Author Affiliations
Hwan-Choong Kim, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Seung-Bok Choi, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Gyu-Seop Lee, RMS Technology Co., Ltd. (Korea, Republic of)
Chae-Hun An, RMS Technology Co., Ltd. (Korea, Republic of)
Won-Hee You, Korea Railroad Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9057:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2014
Wei-Hsin Liao, Editor(s)

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