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Mechatronic track guidance on disturbed track: the trade-off between actuator performance and wheel wear

Kurzeck, Bernhard and Heckmann, Andreas and Wesseler, Christoph and Rapp, Matthias (2014) Mechatronic track guidance on disturbed track: the trade-off between actuator performance and wheel wear. Vehicle System Dynamics, 52 (sup1), pp. 109-124. Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.1080/00423114.2014.881514. ISSN 0042-3114.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00423114.2014.881514


Future high speed trains are the main focus of the DLR research project Next Generation Train (NGT). One central point of the research activities is the development of a mechatronic track guidance for the two axle intermediate wagons with steerable, individually powered, independently rotating wheels. The traction motors hereby fulfil two functions; they concurrently are traction drives and steering actuators. In this paper, the influence of the track properties – line layout and track irregularities – on the performance requirements for the guidance actuator is investigated using multi-body-models in SIMPACK®. In order to compromise on the design conflict between low wheel wear and low steering torques, the control parameters of the mechatronic track guidance are optimized using the DLR in-house software MOPS. Besides of the track irregularities especially the increasing inclination at transition curves defines high actuator requirements due to gyroscopic effects at high speed. After introducing a limiter for the actuating variables into the control system a good performance is achieved.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89353/
Document Type:Article
Title:Mechatronic track guidance on disturbed track: the trade-off between actuator performance and wheel wear
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Heckmann, AndreasAndreas.Heckmann (at) DLR.deUNSPECIFIED
Wesseler, Christophchristoph.Wesseler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rapp, MatthiasMatthias.Rapp (at) DLR.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Vehicle System Dynamics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1080/00423114.2014.881514
Page Range:pp. 109-124
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Keywords:Railway Dynamics, Track Guidance, Mechatronics, Control, Independently Rotating Wheels, Wear
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Next Generation Train III (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Dynamics and Control > Vehicle System Dynamics
Deposited By: Heckmann, Dr.-Ing. Andreas
Deposited On:12 Jun 2014 17:20
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:46

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