WIT Press


Arcing In AC Railways: A Mathematical Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980851

Volume

37

Pages

14

Published

1998

Size

1,089 kb

Author(s)

V. Galdi, L. Ippolito & A. Piccolo

Abstract

The growing use of electronic devices for communication and control in the new AC railways suggests a deepened study of electromagnetic interferences. Amongst the dynamic phenomena the more interesting one is the interference produced by the arcing due to the pantograph de-wiring from the contact wire. This phenomenon determines interference with a wide frequency spectrum up to several GHz, and with a not negligible magnitude. The analysis of this kind of phenomenon represents a complex issue, due to the lack of experiences and mathematical models able to describe completely and in a easy way the electromagnetic phenomena and its interaction with the electric environment. Starting from the results of previous studies, the paper shows an accurate arc resistance model for AC systems. The obtained arc model is used in an

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