A STUDY OF PANTOGRAPH FOR HIGH SPEED RUNNING

Variation of pantograph contact force, wavelike wear of the contact wire and loss of contact at high speed are investigated; the three factors of current collection are found to be closely related. In explaining the loss of contact on the Shinkansen, several causes have been observed. Digital simulation of pantograph parameters and contact force variations led to development of a modified pantograph with a new sliding element which is expected to reduce the loss of contact with the wire.

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    JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

    TOKYO,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Shimomae, T
    • AIHARA, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00173594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Technical Research Inst, Quarterly Reports
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt No. 1017-76
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM