The objective of this study is to compare a conventional chopper-controlled train propulsion system without regeneration with two schemes of regeneration: (1) natural receptivity and (2) assured receptivity. A system that employs natural receptivity regeneration converts the kinetic energy of braking trains to electrical energy which is used to power onboard equipment. An assured receptivity regeneration system operates in a manner similar to a natural receptivity system, except that the excess electrical energy is stored, dissipated, or redistributed. The objective of this study is to quantify savings achieved in power consumption and cooling capacity by the use of a regenerative braking system, and compare them to the added costs of the electrical system for both natural and assured energy receptivity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, Inc., New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated

    1730 M Street, NW, Suite 911
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Incorporated

    One Penn Plaza
    New York, NY  United States  10119
  • Publication Date: 1975-6-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TDC-AER-75-1 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM