HIGH PERFORMANCE LOCOMOTIVES: APPROPRIATE SELECTION FOR ECONOMIC OPERATION

LOCOMOTIVE AD ALTA PRESTAZIONE: SCELTA OPPORTUNA PER UN ESERCIZIO ECONOMICO

In view of the higher economic costs of the so-called "distributed power traction" as against the traction of a single locomotive, the effective limits of the use of the latter, beyond which there are objective technical difficulties, are considered. The effect of thyristorized traction equipment on adhesion and utilization of the mass power are discussed. Practical considerations of operation and running dynamics and stresses on the track are examined. It is argued that with the use of lighter construction materials, operation of single-locomotive traction at high speeds is also possible.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Collegio Ingegneri Ferroviari Italiani

    Piazza Croce Rossa
    Rome,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Camposanbo, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Language

  • Italian

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  • Accession Number: 00184964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM