Methods of using a LIM and inverter propulsion system to decelerate urban mass transit vehicles are investigated using a mathematical model. Test data is presented to substantiate the performance of what are predicted to be the most useful and directly applicable techniques. It is concluded that regeneration to loads connected to the wayside power distribution system provides the most effective braking. The loads may be present already or may be introduced when vehicle deceleration commences. Another method of electrical braking, although demonstrated as feasible, will require to be supplemented by friction brakes to meet specified rates.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 21-25

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEEE 80CH1567-7 IA Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM