ASSURED ENERGY RECEPTIVITY PROGRAM. PHASE I
This is a study on the two methods for enhancing the receptivity of a transit system third rail power supply when trains employing propulsion equipment capable of returning power to the third rail are used. All available braking energy of such cars is intended to be returned to the third rail. During periods of heavy traffic, accelerating trains will generally be present to absorb the power made available by braking trains. However, during periods of light traffic, accelerating trains are not likely to be available on the line and other means must be provided to absorb the braking energy. The two methods for providing such a sink are: (1) Addition of resistor banks on the wayside equipped with notching control to match resistance values and line requirements. The excess braking energy will be dissipated as heat. (2) Addition of DC motor driven flywheel sets on the wayside to absorb the excess braking energy. The excess braking energy will be conserved.
- Prepared in cooperation with Transit Development Corp., Washington, D.C.
General ElectricMarine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
Lynn, MA USA 01910
Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated1730 M Street, NW, Suite 911
Washington, DC USA 20036
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Pagination: 127 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; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00094318
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., TDC-AER-75-2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM