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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Bain, J A
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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