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Practical Strategies for Controlling Railway Wheelsets Independently Rotating Wheels

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T. X. Mei

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK e-mail: t.x.mei@ee.leeds.ac.uk

R. M. Goodall

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LEICS. LE11 3TU, UKe-mail: R.M.Goodall@lboro.ac.uk

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 125(3), 354-360 (Sep 18, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1592191 History: Received August 29, 2002; Revised March 26, 2003; Online September 18, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Figures

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Simplified plan view of a two-axle vehicle
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Root locus diagram of the lateral mode
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Wheelset lateral displacement (Vs=83.3 m/s,radius=3500 m)
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Wheelset lateral displacement (Vs=25 m/s,radius=300 m)
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Wheel-rail deflection on random input (Vs=83.3 m/s)

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