Technical Reports

Passenger Train Equipment Review Report: Volume 2. Propulsion System Components and Future Train Energy Consumption

  • 01
  • May
  • 1981
AUTHOR: IPEEP Train System Review Team
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-81/45.2
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Rail Vehicles and Components, Propulsion Systems, Electrification
ABSTRACT: Early in 1977, the Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, initiated the Improved Passenger Equipment Evaluation Program (IPEEP), which was designed as a detailed systematic review of advanced passenger trains and equipment throughout the world that could possibly be used in the United States. During the course of this program, the members of the IPEEP Train System Review Team prepared 24 technical papers, in addition to the basic set of IPEEP reports covering baseline data and individual train reviews and a separate report on train performance methodology. These 24 technical papers have been arranged in six volumes under the main title, Passenger Train Equipment Review Report. The volume subtitles are Volume 1. Advanced Propulsion Systems and Propulsion Systems Requirements, Volume 2. Propulsion System Components and Future Train Energy Consumption, Volume 5. Suspension and Guidance Systems, Volume 4. Braking Systems, Volume 5. Banking Systems and Train Articulation, and Volume 6. Car Body Construction and Crashworthiness. This volume of six papers covers traction motor drives, modem slip detection and control systems for electric locomotives and multiple-unit cars, onboard high-voltage switchgear for electric locomotives and multiple-unit cars, high-voltage protection and switching control for Northeast Corridor vehicles, pantographs, and the energy consumption of future passenger trains.
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