The study objective was to determine the amount of heat removed from rapid transit tunnels by adding wayside resistors which would absorb braking energy that could not be absorbed by normal regeneration. In addition, preliminary design and cost data for the installation of the wayside resistors was to be provided. As the study progressed it was found that the addition of the wayside receptive devices provided a very marginal improvement over normal regeneration, and a substitution in the direction of the study made; the effect of improving the regenerative capability of the trains was measured rather than completion of the design for the wayside resistors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Westinghouse Building
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15222

    Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated

    1730 M Street, NW, Suite 911
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., TDC-AER-75-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM