Modelling of suspension components in a rail vehicle dynamics context
2011 (English)In: Vehicle System Dynamics, ISSN 0042-3114, Vol. 49, no 7, 1021-1072 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Suspension components play key roles in the running behaviour of rail vehicles, and therefore, mathematical models of suspension components are essential ingredients of railway vehicle multi-body models. The aims of this paper are to review existing models for railway vehicle suspension components and their use for railway vehicle dynamics multi-body simulations, to describe how model parameters can be defined and to discuss the required level of detail of component models in view of the accuracy expected from the overall simulation model. This paper also addresses track models in use for railway vehicle dynamics simulations, recognising their relevance as an indispensable component of the system simulation model. Finally, this paper reviews methods presently in use for the checking and validation of the simulation model.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 49, no 7, 1021-1072 p.
suspension components, rail vehicle modelling, model validation, vehicle acceptance, running safety, ride quality
Research subject Järnvägsgruppen - Fordonsteknik
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-53635DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2011.586430ISI: 000298956300003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84856900590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-53635DiVA: diva2:470502
QC 201201132011-12-292011-12-292012-04-02Bibliographically approved