ARTICULATED TRAMS "2000 SERIES" WITH THREE-PHASE DRIVE OF THE ZURICH MUNICIPAL TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

Advances in the development of semiconductors have made it possible to build compact converters for supplying power to cage induction machines. BBC chose the converter with a direct current link (current-source converter) for traction vehicles with a high braking effort and combined regenerative/rheostatic-brake. To demonstrate this drive concept, an articulated tram of series "Tram 2000" of the Zurich Municipal Transport Authority was fitted with three-phase traction motors and a current-source converter. The authors explain the main points of its development and take a close look at the advantages of the drive.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brown Boveri and Company Limited

    Publicity Department
    Baden,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Schaer, R
    • Schmid, A
    • Seger, T
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 531-537
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM