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Mechatronic Development for Railway Vehicles of the Future

Goodall, R. and Kortüm, W. (2002) Mechatronic Development for Railway Vehicles of the Future. In: CEP, 10, pp. 887-898. 1st IFAC-Conference on Mechatronic Systems, Darmstadt, 18.-20.09.2000.

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Railways vehicles have principally been designed by mechanical engineers since railways began in the early 1800s, i.e. before electronics and feedback control were invented. Today however they contain substantial amounts of electronic and computer control, in particular the traction systems which have been converted entirely. However electronic control can also be applied to the vehicle suspension and guidance functions, which can provide large improvements in performance. More significantly, incorporation of sensors, controllers and actuators into the design process from the start can enable vehicle designers to take advantage of different mechanical configurations which are not possible with a purely mechanical approach – in other words the true spirit of mechatronics. The paper reviews the concepts, the current state-of-the-art and opportunities for mechatronic developments for railways for the future.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/14202/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2000, monograph_id=8,
Title:Mechatronic Development for Railway Vehicles of the Future
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Goodall, R.Loughborough UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:CEP
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 887-898
Keywords:Railways, dynamics, active vehicle suspension, control
Event Title:1st IFAC-Conference on Mechatronic Systems, Darmstadt, 18.-20.09.2000
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V FT - Fahrzeugtechnik
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aeroelasticity
Deposited By: Klauer, Monika
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 21:32

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