THREE PHASE AC TRACTION STUDY FOR MULTIPLE UNIT TRAINS ON NEC. LETTER REPORT 18

This study involves the time and energy performance of three-phase AC induction motors applied to MU trains in the Northeast Corridor. The AC motor, as compared with existing DC Metroliner motors, has higher power-to-weight and power-to-volume capabilities, is more rugged, and costs less. Trip time performance equal to that of a DC-driven improved Metroliner should be achievable without AC motors driving every axle. Configurations using some motorless axles or cars should be considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91103
  • Authors:
    • Stallkamp, J A
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM