WIT Press


Innovative Power Supply System For Regenerative Trains

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040931

Volume

74

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

862 kb

Author(s)

T. Koseki, Y. Okada, Y. Yonehata & S. Sone

Abstract

The authors are proposing a pure electric brake which supplies the service brake in normal operation solely in an electrical mode down to a complete stop. This reduces mechanical wear of the brake linings and realises much better riding comfort with easier and exacter braking manoeuvre. This full usage of the regenerative braking mode is becoming popular in Japan. However, there are still problems to be solved before all related parties can enjoy the advantages of this technique; insufficient braking force at high speed due to the power limitation, squeezing of braking force at excessive line voltage at the pantograph of the braking train, and giving up the regeneration when no other trains simultaneously absorb the regenerated power. Combination of regenerative and rheostatic brakes has, th

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