Evaluation of the Possibility of Using Hybrid Electric-Propulsion Systems for Inland Barges

The paper presents issues related to the possibility of using an electric propulsion system for inland craft, in this particular case self-propelled barges. Perspectives for development of inland water transport in Poland are presented. Historical engineering designs used in water transport at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries are shown. The current status of stock used in inland navigation along with the condition of waterways available in Poland is presented. Energy consumption by inland craft using various configurations of propulsion systems is discussed, along with comparison of energy consumption during transport of goods using road transport, rail transport and inland waterway transport. In addition to the hybrid electric and diesel propulsion systems, the alternative is to use the electric rail mules for moving the barges.


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  • Accession Number: 01690509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 5 2018 9:51AM