Vibration Mitigation of Railway Bridge Using Magnetorheological Damper

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Metin M., Ulu A., Paksoy M., Yücel M. E.

in: Modern Railway Engineering, Hessami A., Editor, Intech Open Science Publishers, Rijeka, pp.17-29, 2018

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter TextBook
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: Intech Open Science Publishers
  • City: Rijeka
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-29
  • Editors: Hessami A., Editor
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to analyze the railway bridge vibrations and control their negative effects through semi-active magnetorheological (MR) damper. Dynamic analysis of a railway bridge subjected to the moving load is performed. The real structural parameters are used, and the six-axle train is simulated as moving loads. The railway bridge is modeled as Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, and it is discretized through Galerkin method. To mitigate the bridge vibrations, MR damper with a fuzzy logic-based controller (FLC) is positioned at the ends of the bridge. The simulations of the system are performed by MatLab software. Finally, the results are examined both in the time and frequency domains