HIGH POWER TRACTION CURRENT COLLECTION AT HIGH SPEEDS. POWER COLLECTION BY AN ELECTRIC ARC
This report gives an account of the various possibilities of power transfer from a fixed towards a moving installation and it concludes that the electric arc is the most advantageous method at high speeds. It also contains a description of the tests with the object of obtaining adequate stability of the arc at inter-electrode gaps between 1 and 10 cm. It enumerates the problems still to be solved: rapid wear of the electrodes, reduction of the disturbing electro-magnetic fields, influence of the wind.
- Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 48 p.
- TRT Terms: Catenaries (Railroads); Electric power generation and transmission; High speed rail; High speed vehicles; Intelligent transportation systems; Plasma arc cutting; Third rail
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Electric power collection; High speed ground vehicles; Plasma torch; Question a129
- Subject Areas: Energy; Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00053155
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: A129/RP 4/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM