ASSURED ENERGY RECEPTIVITY. A PROJECT OVERVIEW
The program successfully verified the technical feasibility of wayside resistors and produced two alternative preliminary designs for the mechanization of this concept. It was further verified that such wayside resistors for assured receptivity would have a very beneficial effect on ventilating and air-conditioning apparatus for subway stations and tunnels. However, cost-effectiveness analysis showed that in the general case wayside resistors are not cost-effective. The program results conclusively demonstrated that natural regeneration is highly cost effective in a system designed or adapted for effective functioning of regeneration to a naturally-receptive distribution network. Additionally, this phase of the program established the feasibility of an alternative wayside system utilizing flywheel motor generator sets (based on state-of-the-art apparatus) for energy storage and reuse.
Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated1730 M Street, NW, Suite 911
Washington, DC USA 20036
- PHELPS, D R
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Dynamic braking; Electric brakes; Electric power conditioning; Electric power generation; Electric power supply; Electric railroads; Energy conservation; Energy conversion; Energy storage systems; Flywheels; Off peak periods; Radio receivers; Rapid transit; Regenerative braking; Regenerators; Resistors; Subways
- Uncontrolled Terms: Regeneration
- Old TRIS Terms: Electric braking; Rapid transit railways; Resistor grids; Subway railways; Wayside power
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00094317
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TDC/500-75/10 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM