FACILITIES AND METHODS APPLIED BY THE S.N.C.F. FOR THE HIGH-SPEED TESTING OF VEHICLES PROPELLED BY ELECTRIC MOTORS

MOYENS ET METHODES MIS EN OEUVRE PAR LA S.N.C.F. POUR DES ESSAIS A GRANDE VITESSE DE VEHICULES PROPULSES PAR MOTEURS ELECTRIQUES

After having recalled the double mission of the TGV 001 experimental train, the author defines the main characteristics of its propelling equipment, comprising gas turbines and electric drive, and examines in detail its braking equipment. He then explains the broad outlines of the tests made since April 1972, first of all in Alsace and later on - at high speed - in the Landes. The main results obtained are ultimately reviewed. They confirm that the achievement of speeds in the range of 260 km/h may henceforth be envisaged with guarantee of complete safety and full reliability required.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Francaise des Electriciens

    16 rue Franklin
    Paris 16e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Garde, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Language

  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00128867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM