Simulation model for the study of overhead rail current collector systems dynamics, focused on the design of a new conductor rail

Vera, Carlos and Suárez Esteban, Berta and Paulin, Jenny and Rodríguez, Pablo (2006). Simulation model for the study of overhead rail current collector systems dynamics, focused on the design of a new conductor rail. "Vehicle System Dynamics: International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility", v. 44 (n. 8); pp. 595-614. ISSN 0042-3114. https://doi.org/10.1080/00423110500165499.

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Title: Simulation model for the study of overhead rail current collector systems dynamics, focused on the design of a new conductor rail
Author/s:
  • Vera, Carlos
  • Suárez Esteban, Berta
  • Paulin, Jenny
  • Rodríguez, Pablo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Vehicle System Dynamics: International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility
Date: August 2006
ISSN: 0042-3114
Volume: 44
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Catenary, Pantograph, Overhead conductor rail, Optimization, New design
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Overhead rigid conductor arrangements for current collection for railway traction have some advantages compared to other, more conventional, energy supply systems. They are simple, robust and easily maintained, not to mention their flexibility as to the required height for installation, which makes them particularly suitable for use in subway infrastructures. Nevertheless, due to the increasing speeds of new vehicles running on modern subway lines, a more efficient design is required for this kind of system. In this paper, the authors present a dynamic analysis of overhead conductor rail systems focused on the design of a new conductor profile with a dynamic behaviour superior to that of the system currently in use. This means that either an increase in running speed can be attained, which at present does not exceed 110 km/h, or an increase in the distance between the rigid catenary supports with the ensuing saving in installation costs. This study has been carried out using simulation techniques. The ANSYS programme has been used for the finite element modelling and the SIMPACK programme for the elastic multibody systems analysis.

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Item ID: 12671
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/12671/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:12671
DOI: 10.1080/00423110500165499
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00423110500165499
Deposited by: Berta Suárez Esteban
Deposited on: 03 Sep 2012 10:53
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:57
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