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FEM Of Strain And Thermal Load Of A Train Current Collector With Contact Force During Interaction With Catenary

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040861

Volume

74

Pages

6

Published

2004

Size

1,069 kb

Author(s)

N. Theune, T. Bosselmann, R. Röckelein, K. Schleicher, W. Ecke & K. Schröder

Abstract

This paper reports on FEM modelling results simulating the effect of current on the collector strips thermal and strain characteristics during the interaction between pantograph and overhead contact line. Keywords: Fiber Bragg Grating, temperature and strain monitoring, overhead contact line, catenary, pantograph, contact force, collector strip, panhead. 1 Introduction All railway companies aim for higher reliability and availability in train operation. As a consequence the quality of train control systems as well as monitoring equipment for the next generation of high speed railway lines needs to be improved. The deregulated rail market forces condition monitoring of infrastructure and rolling stock. This goal c

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