Locomotive Power Systems Modelling

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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This chapter will present some models for the major power systems components of a heavy haul locomotive and present two case studies: an electric locomotive with AC traction and a diesel-electric locomotive with AC traction. Any practically useful model has the following properties:

The model should replicate the behaviours of the physical system that are important in the context of the problem under study.

The model results should have an acceptable level of accuracy.

The model should avoid unnecessary complexity.

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