This simulator was developed in order to study traction systems where wheel slip and slide, bogie weight transfer, adhesion limits and gradients present a complex motor loading situation. Adding realistic controls and route storage would also permit driver training. In this new simulator a single dc machine is used to load the traction motor in motoring or regenerating modes, with a microprocessor controlling the whole operation. This method permits a change of locomotive braking system, bogie, route, etc., by merely reprogramming the appropriate subroutines resulting in a versatile cheap general purpose simulator.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 165-170

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 179 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM