REGENERATIVE BRAKING OF ELECTRIC MOTIVE POWER UNITS

NUTZBREMSUNG VON ELEKTRISCHEN TRIEBFAHRZEUGEN

From the running diagram of a motive power unit and the energy balance sheet drawn up in parallel, it is seen that the introduction of regenerative braking is mainly advisable for tractive units in short-distance traffic. Suburban rolling stock is generally equipped with d.c. tractive units, for which a detailed explanation of the technique of fitting the regenerative brake is given. Numerous measurements conducted on the installations described confirm that considerable energy savings (20 to 30 percent) can be made on trams, urban railways and metropolitan railways. To conclude, the corresponding technique for a.c. motive power units is described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

    Heidelberger Platz 3
    1000 Berlin 33,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Wagner, R
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 284-288
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM