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Mechatronic Development for Railway Vehicles of the Future

Goodall, R. and Kortüm, W. (2000) Mechatronic Development for Railway Vehicles of the Future. In: 1st IFAC Conference on Mechatronic Systems, 1, pp. 21-33. Mechatronic 2000, Darmstadt, 18-20. Sept. 2000.

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Railway 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 and the paper reviews the concepts, the current state-of-the-art and future opportunities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/14224/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2000,
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:1st IFAC Conference on Mechatronic Systems
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 21-33
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik (GMA), UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Railways, dynamics, active vehicle suspension, control
Event Title:Mechatronic 2000, Darmstadt, 18-20. Sept. 2000
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:no assignment
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 21:34

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