A new parameter identification methodology for a modal analysis test of a rail vehicle

Autores: Aizpun, M.; Alonso Pazos, Asier; Viñolas Prat, Jordi
Título de la revista: VEHICLE SYSTEM DYNAMICS
ISSN: 0042-3114
Volumen: 52
Número: 9
Páginas: 1139 - 1152
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Lugar: WOS
The validation of vehicle mathematical models is a key part of the virtual acceptance process since it is essential to ensure a precise representation of the reality. The model validation procedure should include validation of stationary but also dynamic tests. However, parameter identification from on-track tests is a challenging task due to the non-controlled excitation and the great variability of the test results. Thus, an alternative solution by means of a vehicle modal analysis is proposed, developing a parameter identification methodology for dynamic vehicle model parameters. This methodology calculates estimated values of the vehicle model parameters that have an influence on the excited vehicle vibration modes. Moreover, a new criterion for taking into account the effect of the measurement uncertainties on the selection process of the vehicle parameters is developed. Finally, experimental results show that not only estimations of the suspension stiffness parameters can be obtained, but damping values and structural frequencies from the vehicle bodies can also be estimated.