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Authored by: Maksym Spiryagin , Peter Wolfs , Colin Cole , Valentyn Spiryagin , Yan Quan Sun , Tim McSweeney

Design and Simulation of Heavy Haul Locomotives and Trains

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498733526
eBook ISBN: 9781315369792
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Our intent in writing this book was to make available the knowledge of the highly complex technical subject of locomotive design and performance in heavy haul railways gained throughout our diverse and lengthy careers in the field of railway research and rail industry involvement. We have detailed the main components and the mechanical and electrical systems for both electric and diesel-electric locomotives. General and advanced modelling techniques for individual locomotive dynamics, longitudinal train dynamics, traction control and power systems have been discussed. The text has been structured in such a way that basic issues and terminology are covered before discussing detailed explanations, theories and analysis techniques. Worked examples provide a virtual hands-on approach for those interested in actually carrying out simulations. We hope that readers find the information flow easy to follow and understand. Many references have been provided which will allow readers to further explore the international knowledge base that has developed from experience in operating various types of heavy haul railways and from research to solve problems and improve train safety and performance.

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