ENERGY REQUIREMENTS OF THE RAIL MODE

The results of computer simulations of railroad operations to determine the energy required to pull freight and passenger trains over mountainous and flat profiles is presented. The effect of variations in average speed, profile and types of freight cars, is also determined. The potential for recovering braking energy on mountainous grades and during passenger service with frequent stops is evaluated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Rail Transportation Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 11-12, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Addie, A N
    • Concannon, B T
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78-RT-1 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM