FEASIBILITY OF LINEAR MOTOR FOR CAR-RETARDER OR CAR-ACCELERATOR AT MARSHALLING YARDS

An account of experiments carried out by the J.N.R. in order to establish the possibility of using the linear motor as a retarder or booster of wagons in marshalling yards. The principle underlying the method consists in placing the linear-motor inductors on each side of the rail, the wagon-wheel rims forming the armature of the motor. By reversing the phases in the inductors, it is possible to reverse the direction of the tractive power, and, therefore, to obtain either a boosting or a retarding effect. A description is given of the design of the inductors, together with an account of the results of experiments.

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    Ken-yusha, Incorporated

    1-45-6 Hikari-cho, Kokubunji-shi
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Usami, Y
    • ISHIHARA, M
    • Kojima, N
    • Mitomi, T
  • Publication Date: 1968-6

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  • Accession Number: 00072985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Quart Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM