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PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Edited by: J. Pombo
Scaled Roller Rig Experiments with a Mechatronic Bogie
J. Kalivoda and P. Bauer
Department of Automotive, Combustion Engine and Railway Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Republic
J. Kalivoda, P. Bauer, "Scaled Roller Rig Experiments with a Mechatronic Bogie", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 317, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.317
Keywords: scaled roller rig, active wheelset control, independent wheel drive, mechatronic bogie, MBS model, Simpack.
The paper deals with a 2-axle railway bogie with active wheelset guidance and its practical implementation as a 1/3.5 scaled model on a roller rig. The roller rig and bogie design are described in detail. The main goal is use the scaled roller rig experiments to verify and demonstrate advantages of active wheelset steering. Results of roller rig tests and MBS computer simulations are shown and discussed.
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