INDUCTION MOTOR TRACTION, SUPPLIED BY PWM INVERTERS FROM 3,000 VOLT D-C POWER DISTRIBUTION

The advantages of higher power distribution voltages have long been recognized in electrified railroad operation. The development of power electronic devices, using solid state semiconductor elements has made on-board power conversion preferable. A pulse width modulation (PWM) system permits conversion of d-c to a variable voltage and frequency three phase a-c to supply squirrel cage induction motors for traction. The analysis given in the paper considers the entire power system from a-c input from an electric power network to the traction motors. It is found that a d-c link is inherent in the PWM induction motor system, and that this link is best provided as the power distribution system from substation to car, rather than on board with a-c distribution.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 4th Annual Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Los Angeles, California, July 18-23, 1976, see also RRIS 26 148247.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Holden, WHT
    • Gardner Sr, D
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper D&O-13 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM