ELECTRIC TRACTION POWER SYSTEM DESIGN AND SOME OF THE FACTORS WHICH AFFECT IT

The Northeast Corridor, essentially a conversion and expansion of an existing electrification system, cannot achieve optimum power factor and minimum harmonic currents until some existing cars and locomotives are replaced. The design of an electric traction system requires coordination from the preliminary stage among designers of locomotives, signals, communications, track, structures and operations planners. This coordination can result in significant cost savings in locomotive power factor, locomotive harmonic current content, and tractive effort versus speed requirements. All designers must realize that compromises on engineering parameters and equipment specifications are required to attain a reliable and easily operated electric railroad at a reasonable cost.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 5-8

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  • Accession Number: 00316274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEEE 80CH1567-7 IA Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM