THE DYNAMICS OF HIGH SPEED SLIDING POWER COLLECTION SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES
Methods for estimating the contact force variation are presented. Particular attention is given to third rail waviness and flexibility and their effects on contact force at high speed. Waviness measurements of a commercial third-rail are given in power density form. Conclusions are drawn concerning the feasibility of power collection at 300 mph as affected by waviness, rail flexibility, and brush wear.
- 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
- Bain, J A
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric power transmission; Electrical conductivity; High speed rail; Intelligent transportation systems; Railroad electrification; Rapid transit; Third rail
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Conductor collector dynamics; Power collection
- Subject Areas: Energy; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00051532
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-98 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 9 1981 12:00AM