Technical Reports

Comparative Evaluation of Energy Management Models for Transit Systems

  • 01
  • Feb
  • 1984
AUTHOR: Vilas D. Nene
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: UMTA-MA-06-0025-83-12
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Traction Model Systems, Energy Consumption, Regeneration, Rail Computer Models
ABSTRACT: The energy consumption of BART transit cars was measured with and without regeneration during the period 25 August - 2 September 1981. The test data was then compared with the predictions of different energy management models currently in use for transit system studies. This report presents the results of this comparative evaluation of these models. The test plan, the instrumentation plan, the data reduction requirement, and the test data are first presented. Different energy management models are then discussed and the respective predictions are compared with the test data. Finally, the input data used by the models including the BART system and vehicle parameters, the operating conditions during test runs, etc., are detailed in separate Appendices A through D.
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