Advances beyond the state of the art are desired for car performance, reliability of scheduled service and passenger comfort. The train propulsion and control system constitutes a major element affecting such requirements as car configuration, acceleration and braking, jerk rate, efficiency, maintainability, initial and operating cost, etc. This paper discusses the requirements imposed on an optimized propulsion system for this type of service. These requirements are then implemented by utilizing an advanced concept regenerative drive coupled to a dc shunt or series motor. A generalized approach is evolved. It is shown that close analogy exists between ac and dc systems intended to fulfill the same requirements. The paper thus projects the philosophy that advanced concepts and improved performance are not synonymous, as is often assumed, with the exercise of varying the method of implementation. It concludes by showing that the stress should be on the mating of the system elements to the source of supply and the car and on the method and techniques of exploiting their inherent characteristics advantageously. The discussions and arguments are supported by suitable signal flow diagrams, block diagrams and schematics.

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    • Ind Appl Soc, Annual Meeting, 8th Conf Rec.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • BERMAN, B
    • Gelb, G
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  • Accession Number: 00056837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1976 12:00AM