SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR RAILCAR PROPULSION

Development of ac motor drives for rail transit car propulsion has centered on the induction motor with pulsewidth modulated (PWM) inverter control. Interest in the induction motor as a replacement for the series dc traction motor stems from the simplicity of the squirrel cage rotor of the induction motor. In this article, the short-comings of PWM inverter-induction motor transit car drive are examined. It is shown that the synchronous, or brushless dc, motor drive can provide performance exceeding both the PWM inverter-induction motor and the conventional dc motor in the transit car application.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IEEE/IAS 9th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa., 7-10 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Bourbeau, F J
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 8-17
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper IOD-75-57 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM