SIMULATION OF LATERAL DYNAMICS FOR A CONTACT POWER COLLECTION SYSTEM
The mathematical model of a sprung mass moving along a simply supported beam is used to analyze the lateral dynamics of a power collection device as it slides along a power rail. A computer simulation of one-dimensional motion is used to demonstrate the phenomena of collector-power rail interaction. Parametric resonance in an undamped collector is shown to exist at several speeds below 300 mph. However, it is demonstrated that amplitude can be controlled at all of these resonant speeds with the proper use of damping.
- Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Spenny, C H
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric power transmission; High speed rail; Railroad electrification; Rapid transit
- Old TRIS Terms: Power collection
- Subject Areas: Energy; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00051412
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
- Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-84 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 9 1981 12:00AM