GERMAN FEDERAL RAILWAY'S SERIES 181.2 DUAL-SYSTEM LOCOMOTIVE. AN EXAMPLE OF THE APPLICATION OF POWER ELECTRONICS IN MODERN TRACTIVE UNITS

DIE ZWEISYSTEM - LOKOMOTIVE DER BAUREIHE 181.2 DER DEUTSCHEN BUNDESBAHN. BEISPIEL DER ANWENDUNG DER LEISTUNGSELEKTRONIK IN MODERNEN TRIEBFAHRZEUGEN

In 1972, the DB ordered 25 Bo'Bo' dual-system electrical locomotives for universal service in passenger and mine freight traffic towards France and Luxembourg. The wide variety of work to be done by these locomotives required a high tractive effort in the lower range of speeds, and a top speed of 160 km/h. The best driving technique for this purpose at present is the use of undulating current traction motors with thyristor rectifiers and a fast, stepless electronic control. The article describes the main characteristics and reports on experience acquired after more than a year in service, as well as on the test and trial runs.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • TIETZE, C
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 65-72
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 100
    • Issue Number: 2/3
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM