Overview of electric railway systems

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Abstract

The authors start by identifying the distinguishing characteristics of the rail mode of transport and then describe the railway traction duty and the limitations to performance. They provide an overview of the different types of railway traction machines and discuss the approaches for providing and controlling the tractive effort of both locomotive-hauled and multiple unit trains. The paper is concluded with a summary of the main features of railway traction power supplies.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET 13th Professional Development Course on Electric Traction Systems
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2015
EventIET 13th Professional Development Course on Electric Traction Systems - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Nov 20146 Nov 2014

Conference

ConferenceIET 13th Professional Development Course on Electric Traction Systems
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3/11/146/11/14

Keywords

  • Electricity, Power conversion, Rail transport, Traction system, Train resistance

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