Linear Analysis of the Critical Speed for an Urban Railway Vehicle according to the Change of Suspension Characteristics

현가특성 변화에 따른 도시형 전동차의 임계속도 선형해석

  • 박준혁 (한국철도기술연구원, 철도시스템연구본부) ;
  • 허현무 (한국철도기술연구원, 철도시스템연구본부) ;
  • 유원희 (한국철도기술연구원, 철도시스템연구본부)
  • Published : 2007.11.08


This paper describes the variation of the critical speed of an urban railway vehicle according to the change of suspension characteristics. Suspensions of a railway vehicle are composed of primary and secondary suspensions. Generally, main focus of the stability analysis has been the primary suspension. However, secondary suspension has large effects on the stability as well as the ride quality of a vehicle. In this paper, stability of an urban railway vehicle is discussed in relation to the variation of characteristics of both primary and secondary suspension. For this, modal analysis is carried out using a linear dynamic model of a half vehicle and a polynomial fit for Kalker's creep coefficients. Stability along with change of the effective conicity of a wheel is also investigated.