In the subway lines of Tokyo Metro, there are many tight curves that may cause squeal noise, excessive rail/wheel wear and also rail corrugation. To solve these serious problems, an onboard friction control system has been developed by the authors and has been equipped on some commercial trains [Y. Suda, H. Komine, T. Iwasa, M. Tomeoka, K. Matsumoto, N. Ubukata, M. Tanimoto, M. Nakata, and T. Nakai, Improvement of curving performance with friction control between wheel and rail, The 17th IAVSD Symposium Poster Session, Lyngby, Denmark, August, 2001; Y. Suda, H. Komine, T. Iwasa, T. Fujii, Tomeoka, K. Matsumoto, N. Ubukata, M. Tanimoto, M. Nakata, and T. Nakai, Experiment and analysis for improvement of curving performance with friction control between wheel and rail, Veh. Syst. Dynam. 41(Suppl.) (2004), pp. 507-516.]. With the system, in order to obtain the enough effect of friction control steadily, it is natural that an appropriate quantity of friction modifier should be required [K. Matsumoto, Y. Suda, T. Fujii, H. Komine, M. Tomeoka, Y. Sato, T. Nakai, M. Tanimoto, and Y. Kishimoto, The optimum design of an onboard friction control system between wheel and rail in a railway system for improved curving negotiation, Veh. Syst. Dynam. 44(Suppl.) (2006), pp. 531-540]. On such a viewpoint, the authors propose a new friction control system with the detection of yaw moment acting on the running wheelset. In this paper, first, outline of conventional feed-forward control system is introduced; secondly, the concept of feedback friction control system is presented considering the results of the multi-body dynamics simulations, and finally some field running test results of the developed system are discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan,Rolling Stock Department, Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
Rolling Stock Department, Tokyo Metro Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
Center for Collaborative Research and Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Institute of Symbiotic Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Railway Bogie Truck Manufacturing Department, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd, Osaka, Japan
Railway System Department, Sumitomo Metal Technology, Inc., Osaka, Japan
Publication date: 2008-09-01