CLEVELAND TESTS AC TRACTION MOTORS

It is shown how with proper control of the applied voltage and frequency, a simple ac induction motor will perform as well as a series dc motor in traction service. The Wabco/Reliance Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Inverter Propulsion system converts constant-voltage dc power into variable-voltage, variable frequency ac, making possible precise torque and speed control of a simple ac "squirrel-cage" motor. The PWM inverter uses solid-state devices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

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  • Accession Number: 00046904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1973 12:00AM