This report describes the electrical braking characteristics of a 2500-hp (at 250 mph) linear induction motor (LIM), which is used to propel and brake the LIM research vehicle. Three methods of electrical braking were investigated: ac dynamic braking, dc eddy current braking, and plugging. From the data acquired the following information was derived and is presented herein for each of the braking methods investigated: (1) LIM electrical braking characteristics in terms of braking force developed as a function of vehicle speed, with all data referred to a 2000-A primary current, (2) powerplant characteristics, (3) the location and magnitude of the braking energy dissipated, and (4) power and control equipment requirements. Pertinent LIM design information is also included to enable independent investigators to correlate analytical predictions with the test data published herein.

  • Corporate Authors:

    AiResearch Manufacturing Company

    2525 West 190th Street
    Torrance, CA  United States  90509

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Powell, R B
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-11969-Rev-1 Final Rpt., FRA/ORD-76/264
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-40016
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1982 12:00AM