The paper describes the propulsion system for the Advanced Concept Train (ACT-1), which is designed to minimize energy consumption of urban rail vehicles by the inclusion of on-board, motor-driven flywheels for recovery and storage of braking energy. This energy source then is used for the next required vehicle acceleration. Minimizing the energy consumption of this type of system requires that the flywheels be sized to absorb all energy recovered from the traction motors during normal vehicle decelerations. In addition, since the recovered energy is processed twice through the traction and flywheel motors, both these devices must be highly efficient.

  • 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

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • McConnell, R W
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper D&O-38 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1982 12:00AM