FEASIBILITY STUDY OF LINEAR INDUCTION MOTOR THRUST BOOSTERS FOR DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

Both the technical and economic feasibility of utilizing surplus power available from the diesel engine, by adhesion-independent thrust boosters were reviewed. First the power available for thrust boosting was determined. Then several linear motor reaction rail configurations were considered. A preferred thrust booster configuration (Figure 1-1) which utilized the running rails as the secondary member, was described. It was found that 6000-lb force per locomotive, at 12 to 13 mph train speed can be delivered by such a thrust booster. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Garrett Corporation

    9851 Sepulveda Boulevard South
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90045
  • Authors:
    • Kalman, G P
    • Hafale, B W
  • Publication Date: 1969-3-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 69-4862
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-9-0014
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1973 12:00AM