Active railway suspension controllers using electro-mechanical actuation technology

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  • Loughborough University


The paper looks at the effects of real actuator dynamics in a railway suspension. With the actuators are placed in the front and rear of the secondary suspensions vehicle body, the performance of real actuators in secondary suspension is investigated. The performance of an electromechanical actuator (EMA) in the active railway secondary suspension for ride quality improvement is also addressed. The degradation in ride quality is highlighted when the actuator dynamics is included in the active suspension system regardless of the suspension control strategy used.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
EventUKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010 - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 201010 Sep 2010


ConferenceUKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Active suspension, Actuator, Modeling, Simulation

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