Design and simulation of heavy haul locomotives and trains by Maksym Spiryagin, Peter Wolfs, Colin Cole, Valentyn

By Maksym Spiryagin, Peter Wolfs, Colin Cole, Valentyn Spiryagin, Yan Quan Sun, Tim McSweeney

With the expanding calls for for more secure freight trains working with larger pace and better rather a lot, it will be significant to enforce tools for controlling longer, heavier trains. This calls for a whole figuring out of the criteria that impact their dynamic functionality. Simulation recommendations let proposed concepts to be optimised ahead of introducing them into the operational railway setting. assurance is given to many of the kinds of locomotives used with heavy haul freight trains, in addition to a number of the attainable configurations of these trains. This publication serves as an introductory textual content for college kids, and as a reference for engineers working towards in heavy haul rail community design,

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Two of the world’s largest privately owned railways, the BNSF Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad, operate unit coal trains over the 166 route km of their primarily triple track Joint Line corridor in Wyoming. This corridor is the core of the Powder River Basin railway network through which over 400 million tonnes per year of coal is shipped around the United States. The Joint Line is the busiest and highest density freight railway in the world, carrying over 130 loaded and empty coal trains each day.

27a represents the limit on the tractive effort set by the power plant in the range of velocities from Vc to Vmax. 27b, the constancy of the effective power delivered by the locomotive can be observed over the same speed range, making this the working range for the locomotive. g. thermal time constants of traction motors or the commutation limit of motors) are not taken into account, the continuous tractive effort speed, also called the continuous speed, will be characterised by point 2. Otherwise, this point of the hyperbolic curve will be shifted slightly to the right in the horizontal direction.

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