WIT Press


Computer Aided Design Tool For The Study Of Electric Traction Fixed Installations And Train Operation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980461

Volume

37

Pages

9

Published

1998

Size

836 kb

Author(s)

L.Cunha, N. Henriques, J. Esteves & J. Santana

Abstract

The complexity in design and dimensioning of electric traction fixed installations necessitates the development of a methodology for dimensioning based on numerical simulation models. This solution gives faster and more reliable results than those obtained by the empirical and inaccurate methods previously used. A computer aided design tool implementing this methodology is presented in this paper. Various elements such as truck data, catenary, traction substations, rolling stock, train composition, railway network and schedule conditions are considered. The analysis of the resulting simulated output allows o

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