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status of advanced propulsion systems for urban rail vehicles

Vilas D Nene

status of advanced propulsion systems for urban rail vehicles

interim report

by Vilas D Nene

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Published by U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Office of Technology Development & Deployment, Office of Rail and Construction Technology], National Technical Information Service [distributor in [Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electric propulsion,
  • Electric railroads -- United States -- Cars

  • Edition Notes

    StatementVilas D. Nene
    ContributionsUnited States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Office of Technology Development and Deployment, United States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Office of Rail and Construction Technology, Mitre Corporation. Metrek Division
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 214 p. :
    Number of Pages214
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14943774M

    There are other DC systems in use. The good halves were converted into a new and the bad halves were scrapped in February The improvement described here comprises: the chopper controller apparatus comprising start-up chopper control means for operating the motor during start-up by square wave modulation of the string of voltage pulses produced by the chopper. The left image shows the support mechanism of this flywheel if mounted on JetTrain. In locomotives, while it is common for all wheels to be powered, this is not universal.

    His home-converted Opel GT was reported to return as much as 75 mpg with plans still sold to this original design, and the "Mother Earth News" modified version on their website. Energy Storage for Deep-Space Missions The energy storage systems presently being used in space science missions include both primary and rechargeable batteries. These hybrid buses are known for using diesel - electric fuel are are also referred to as hybrid diesel - electric buses. In addition, advances in propulsion-system modeling are being developed to increase chemical thruster capabilities.

    In Japan, 22 kV three-phase AC transmission systems are one of the common ones used, and as used by the railways these provide for 20, volt single-phase AC outputs, which is likely the reason this voltage was used in several places. The present program sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration studies the energy consumption characteristics of an urban rail system equipped with transit cars having solid-state chopper-controlled propulsion systems. For example, some of the battery-electric locomotives used for maintenance trains on the London Underground are capable of this mode of operation. The diesel electric propulsion system uses a diesel engine s to turn generators which in turn power electric motors that turn a drive or prop shaft. This is also the voltage used as a transmission-line voltage by 1, V DC railways, to send power to the step-down transformers and rectifiers that provide the 1, V DC power to the line reference: Japanese Wikipedia.


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Status of advanced propulsion systems for urban rail vehicles book

It is concluded that this new linear induction motor can be implemented using existing technology and is a promising alternative propulsion method for very high speed rail transportation.

A major newspaper story emerged when a reporter and a photographer managed to get into a section of the Green Line's subway which was not in use at the time and found it was full of cannibalized cars which had been abandoned in the tunnel.

Precision propulsion: Advances are being made in micro- and milli-newton thruster development to provide extended life and reliability for precision formation flying and orbit control in next-generation Earth-observation and other science missions.

Most catenary uses a single wire, and with AC this carries single-phase power the return path is via the rails. Energy created by shock absorbers and kinetic braking energy that normally would be wasted assists in charging the accumulator. But first test was planned to use JetTrain with conventional speed generator and flywheel regenerative system would be mounted on the separated trailer car behind JetTrain.

Using advanced materials and novel synthesis techniques, such high-efficiency solar cells and arrays are under development for use in future spacecraft applications.

Links of Interest Electric Train and Locomotive Propulsion There are many different systems for propelling electric trains, beyond the obvious distinction of using a separate locomotive or distributing the propulsion systems throughout the train. Developing a BEV infrastructure would provide the advantage of virtually unrestricted highway range.

Use and value the connections between mathematics and other disciplines. In locomotives, while it is common for all wheels to be powered, this is not universal. Flexible-fuel vehicles can use a mixture of input fuels mixed in one tank — typically gasoline and ethanolmethanolor biobutanol.

Most electrified Japanese lines other than Shinkansen use 1, Volt DC power, but there are a few exceptions. Diesel trains had much the same limitation originally, although multiple-unit controls were soon added so that several adjacent locomotives could be controlled by one engineer.

The advantages of diesel electric propulsion systems include reduced noise, increased efficiency, greater reliability due to fewer moving parts, less space, lighter, etc. In contrast to conventional LIMs, the performance actually improves with velocity, even for a minimal motor consisting of a single coil pair reacting with a single plate.

Hybrid vehicle

Because electric-propulsion systems can deliver more mass for deep-space missions and can accommodate flexible launch dates and trajectories, they could enable many future missions.

Modern Athens Tram[ edit ] Main article: Athens Tram In44 years after the last tram operated in Athens proper, trams returned to the streets of the capital, in the form of modern and technologically advanced tram vehicles running on a standard gauge rail network.

THE STATUS OF ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR URBAN RAIL VEHICLES

Such systems offer the potential for superior train performance through increased train propulsion efficiency and reduced train operating costs. The horses that were used for the early tram network were from Asia Minor, and their relatively small size were appropriate for the sloping streets of Athens and the tramway's continuous stops.

As N-scale model railroad sound systems become more widespread, understanding the reason why some trains sound different becomes more important when modeling them, particularly when modeling a train for which no exact prototypical sound system is available.

There are other DC systems in use. The use of Volt DC is also typical of light-rail lines. For aircraft and aircraft propulsion systems analysis, the "desired end" is obtaining the best performance with the least weight and the least cost.Feb 06,  · Aerospace Propulsion Systems is a unique book focusing on each type of propulsion system commonly used in aerospace vehicles today: rockets, piston aero engines, gas turbine engines, ramjets, and scramjets.

Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Dr. Thomas A. Ward introduces each system in detail, imparting an understanding of basic engineering principles, describing key functionality mechanisms used in past Cited by: for non-urban rail systems and some rail yard applications.

These options and the requisite locomotive technologies are all considered for our example routes. Our two scenarios include a passenger rail analysis based on California’s Amtrak-Capitol Corridor line, and a freight analysis based on a generalized mile (3, km) corridor.

In the report, procedures to reduce the propulsion system noise of urban rail transit vehicles on elevated structures are studied. Experiments in a laboratory use a scale model transit vehicle to evaluate the acoustical effectiveness of noise barrier Cited by: 1. The US Standard Light Rail Vehicle (US SLRV) was a light rail vehicle (LRV) built by Boeing Vertol in the s.

The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) promoted it as a standardized vehicle for U.S.

hildebrandsguld.comucted: – Feb 16,  · This is the only current and in print book covering the full field of transit systems and technology. Beginning with a history of transit and its role in urban development, the book proceeds to define relevant terms and concepts, and then present detailed coverage of all urban transit modes and the most efficient system designs for each.4/5(1).

May 15,  · An integrated transit system consists of many elements. This paper describes the LIM propulsion system as part of the ART vehicles. It addresses the rationale for the selection of the LIM technology, specific issues of LIM propulsion for transit applications, the propulsion design and urban transit systems using LIM propulsion.