Title: Modelling and global predictive control for distributed-driven high-speed trains

Authors: Yongsong Wei; Jing Wu; Shaoyuan Li

Addresses: Department of Automation & Key Laboratory of System Control and Information Processing, Ministry of Education of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200240, China ' Department of Automation & Key Laboratory of System Control and Information Processing, Ministry of Education of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200240, China ' Department of Automation & Key Laboratory of System Control and Information Processing, Ministry of Education of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200240, China

Abstract: This paper focuses on the modelling and control problem of a type of the Chinese High-Speed Train. A longitudinal dynamic model for a type of Chinese high-speed train is established based on multi-body spring-mass models, where the couplers connecting adjacent coaches are characterised by linear springs. To guarantee the safe operation of trains under certain velocity requirements, a model predictive controller is proposed to deal with in-train force and driving force constraints. Finally, a numerical simulation is given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed methods.

Keywords: EMUs; electric multiple units; aerodynamics; MPC; model predictive control; dynamic modelling; high speed trains; China; multi-body dynamics; spring-mass models; train safety; train speed; in-train force; driving force; numerical simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCIP.2014.059689

International Journal of System Control and Information Processing, 2014 Vol.1 No.3, pp.261 - 273

Published online: 06 Mar 2014 *

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