CURRENT RECOVERY BY REGENERATION BRAKING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN A TRANSIT SYSTEM

STROMRUECKGEWINNUNG DURCH NUTZBREMSEN VON SCHIENENFAHRZEUGEN IM NAHVERKEHR

Feedback of the regenerated energy into the supply system during electric braking of motor vehicles reduces considerably the total energy consumption, especially for transit railway systems. Although this fact has been known for a long time, such regenerative braking has been of limited propagation due to the lack of suitable control devices which could be applied in an economic way. Power electronics nowadays offer possible creation of regenerative braking circuits using chopper control systems which are capable of accomplishing braking energy feedback into supply system within the entire speed range of the vehicle. After explanation of the circuits being proposed the results of the energy feedback measurements during electric braking are detailed which have been carried out for the modern light rail vehicles of the Transport Authority Hannover. Based on the existing service conditions in Hannover an average energy amount of 25% compared with the consumption required during motoring will be resupplied into the overhead system during braking if chopper control technique is used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    VDE Verlag GmbH

    Bismarckstrasse 33
    1000 Berlin 12,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • von Moellendorff, H
    • Wagner, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00188996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1982 12:00AM