A PARAMETRIC COST STUDY OF AC-DC WAYSIDE POWER SYSTEMS
The wayside power system provides all the power requirements of an electric vehicle operating on a fixed guideway. For a given set of specifications there are numerous wayside power supply configurations which will be satisfactory from a technical standpoint. The purpose here is to determine among a set of technically feasible designs, the one which is most cost effective. The primary cost tradeoff used in this study is between power rails and substations. Included is a presentation of the major technical and cost characteristics of each and a means of parameterizing these quantities, a procedure for optimizing costs, identification of the principal characteristics of a cost effective solution, and a comparison of ac and dc wayside power systems. For purposes of illustration, numerical values and costs for the Tracked Levitated Research Vehicle and the wayside power rail at the High Speed Train Test Center at Pueblo, Colorado, are used.
- Prepared by Kusko (Alexander), Inc., Needham Heights, Mass.
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
Kusko (Alexander) Incorporated161 Highland Avenue
Needham Heights, MA USA 02194
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Rutishauser, H
- Kusko, A
- Barrett, M
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Pagination: 136 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternating current; Cost effectiveness; Direct current; Electric circuits; Electric power supply; Electric railroads; Electric substations; Magnetic levitation vehicles; Railroad electrification; Railroad tracks; Third rail
- Identifier Terms: Transportation Technology Center
- Subject Areas: Energy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00143943
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-75-20 Final Rpt., FRA/ORD-76-24
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-203
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 1 1977 12:00AM