Design Method of the Wheel Slip Speed Feedback Controller and Phase Lead Compensator in Locomotives

Masahito Aihara*, Masaki Nagataki, Keiichiro Kondo, Osamu Yamazaki

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The wheel slip speed feedback control method is a slip control method used in locomotives. The control method maintains a high operating motor torque, when the wheel slip speed feedback gain of torque reduction is high. However, a delay in the detection of the wheel velocity makes the system unstable. Persistent fluctuation of the slip velocity causes subpar acceleration performance and reduced tangential force. Accordingly, design method for a wheel slip speed feedback controller that maintains a high tangential force and prevents fluctuations in the slip velocity is presented in this study. Moreover, a method for designing a phase leed compensator to prevent fluctuations is also presented. These design methods are expected to enhance tangential coefficients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-695
Number of pages10
JournalIEEJ Journal of Industry Applications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • locomotive
  • slip velocity
  • tangential coefficient
  • wheel slip speed feedback control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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