Audible-frequency stiffness of a primary suspension isolator on a high-speed tilting bogie
2003 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part F, journal of rail and rapid transit, ISSN 0954-4097, Vol. 217, no 1, 47-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The preload-dependent dynamic stiffness of a primary suspension isolator on a high-speed tilting bogie is examined via measurements and modelling within an audible frequency range. The stiffness is found to depend strongly on both frequency and preload. The former displays some resonance phenomena, such as stiffness peaks and troughs, while the latter exhibits a steep low-frequency stiffness increase in addition to an anti-resonance peak shifting to a higher frequency with increased preload. The problems of simultaneously modelling the preload and frequency dependence are removed by adopting a frequency-dependent waveguide approach, assuming incompressible rubber with an Abel operator kernel as its shear relaxation function. The preload dependence is modelled by a non-linear shape factor based approach, using a globally equivalent preload configuration. All the translational stiffnesses are modelled, including the vertical, longitudinal and lateral directions, and the vertical stiffness results are compared to those of measurements in a specially designed test rig. Good agreement is obtained for a wide frequency domain-covering 100600 Hz-using a minimum number of parameters and for a wide preload domain-from vanishing to the maximum in service, 90 kN.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 217, no 1, 47-62 p.
dynamic stiffness, primary suspension, bogie, shape factor, rubber, vibration isolators, dynamic stiffness, fractional calculus, behavior, range, components
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-22370DOI: 10.1243/095440903762727348ISI: 000181864000005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-22370DiVA: diva2:341068
QC 20100525 NR 201408042010-08-102010-08-102012-02-11Bibliographically approved