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Power Management Control In DC-electrified Railways For The Regenerative Braking Systems Of Electric Trains

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040921

Volume

74

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

562 kb

Author(s)

Y. Okada, T. Koseki & K. Hisatomi

Abstract

Most electric trains in DC-electrified railways are presently equipped with a regenerative braking system. On braking, the traction controller of a train can convert kinetic energy into electrical energy during deceleration of the train only when other powering trains consume the electrical energy as electrical loads for the regenerating train in the electrical circuit. Therefore, the traction controller of the braking train must reduce the electrical power following squeezing control of regenerative power when the electrical loads are too small in the electrical circuit, because there are, typically, no other devices to absorb the regenerated energy in the electrical circuit. However, actual traction controllers have often reduced regenerative power excessively bec

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