ASSURED ENERGY RECEPTIVITY STUDY
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.
- Prepared by Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, Inc., New York.
Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated1730 M Street, NW, Suite 911
Washington, DC United States 20036
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, IncorporatedOne Penn Plaza
New York, NY United States 10119
- Publication Date: 1975-6-6
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking; Dynamic braking; Electric brakes; Electric power; Electric power conditioning; Electric power generation; Electric power supply; Electric railroads; Energy conservation; Energy consumption; Energy conversion; Energy storage systems; Flywheels; Off peak periods; Radio receivers; Rapid transit; Regenerative braking; Regenerators; Resistors; Subways
- Uncontrolled Terms: Regeneration
- Old TRIS Terms: Electrical braking; Rapid transit railways; Resistor grids; Subway railways; Wayside power
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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