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.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Rail Transportation Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 11-12, 1977.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Addie, A N
- Concannon, B T
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Air resistance; Braking performance; Energy consumption; Freight trains; Fuel consumption; Passenger trains; Regenerative braking; Simulation; Tonnage ratings; Train makeup; Train operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Energy intensiveness; Grade operations; Train performance
- Subject Areas: Energy; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- 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