Engineering Transactions, 0, 0, pp. , 0
10.24423/EngTrans.872.20180920

Bogie Steering System Improving Alignment of the Urban Railway Vehicle in a Track

Michał PODOLSKI
Solaris Tram
Poland

Maciej SŁABUSZEWSKI
Solaris Tram
Poland

Bartosz FIRLIK
Poznan University of Technology
Poland

Tomasz STASKIEWICZ
Poznan University of Technology
Poland

Urban rail systems are characterized by low-radius curves which are very problematic to negotiate for modern rail vehicles. There are several inventions developed throughout time to cope with that problem. One group of them are bogie steering systems, responsible for the improvement of the alignment of carbodies in a curve, increasing ride comfort and reducing wheel and rail wear. The principle of those systems is to correct the relative settlement of bogies and carbodies during curve negotiations, to lower the angle of attack. One of such systems is described in this paper in terms of design, operation and verification. Some experimental and simulation results are presented and discussed.
Keywords: tramway; bogie steering; rail; track
Full Text: PDF

References

The Railway Technical Website available: http://www.railway-technical.com/.

Website Flickr available: https://www.flickr.com/.

Liebherr Transportation Systems Catalogue of Products.

Perez J., Mauer L., Busturia J.M., Design of active steering systems for bogie-based railway vehicles with independently rotating wheels, Vehicle System Dynamics, 37(Sup1): 209–220, 2002.

Shen G., Goodall R., Active yaw relaxation for improved bogie performance, Vehicle System Dynamics, 28(4–5): 273–289, 1997.

Hauser V., Nozhenko O.. Kravchenko K., Loulová M., Gerlici J., Lack T., Proposal of a steering mechanism for tram bogie with three axle boxes Procedia Engineering, 192(41): 289–294, 2017.

Pérez J., Busturia J.M., Mei T.X., Vinolas J., Combined active steering and traction for mechatronic bogie vehicles with independently rotating wheels, Annual Reviews in Control, 28(2): 207–217, 2004.

Mei T., Shen S., Goodall R.M., Pearson J.T., Active steering control for railway bogies based on displacement measurments, 16th TriennialWorld Congress of International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC, 1/1/2005.

Braghin F., Bruni S., Resta F., Active yaw damper for the improvement of railway vehicle stability and curving performances: Simulations and experimental results, Vehicle System Dynamics, 44(11): 857–869, 2006.

Simson S., Steering Railway Bogie, US Patent 8276522B2, 2012.

Simson S., Cole C., Control alternatives for yaw actuated force steered bogies, Proceedings of the 17th World Congress, the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea, July 6–11, 2008, 41(2): 8281–8286, 2008.

Shimokawa Y., Mizuno M., Development of the new concept steering bogie, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Technical Report, no. 105, pp. 41–47, 2013.

Matsumoto A., Sato Y., Ohno H., Suda Y., Micitsuji Y., Komiyama M., Miyajima N., Tanimoto M., Kishimoto Y., Sato Y., Nakai T., Curving performance evaluation for active-bogie-steering bogie with multibody dynamics simulation and experiment on test stand, Vehicle System Dynamics, 46(Sup1): 191–199, 2008.

Wickens A.H., Steering and stability of the bogie: vehicle dynamics and suspension design, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 205(2): 109–122, 1991.

EN 14363:2007: Railway applications – Testing for the acceptance of running characteristics of railway vehicles – Testing of running behavior and stationary tests.

PN EN 12299:2009: Railway applications – Ride comfort for passengers – Measurement and evaluation.

Ministry of Administration, Local Economy and Environmental Protection, Technical guidelines for the design and construction of tram tracks [in Polish], 1983.




DOI: 10.24423/EngTrans.872.20180920

Copyright © 2014 by Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland