An electromechanical moving load fixed node position and fixed node number railway power supply systems optimization model
2013 (English)In: Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, ISSN 0968-090X, Vol. 30, 23-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents an optimization model for simulations of railway power supply systems. It includes detailed power systems modeling, train movements in discretized time considering running resistance and other mechanical constraints, and the voltage-drop-induced reduction of possible train tractive forces. The model has a fixed number of stationary power system nodes, which alleviates optimized operation overtime. The proposed model uses SOS2 (Special Ordered Sets of type 2) variables to distribute the train loads to the two most adjacent power system nodes available. The impacts of the number of power system nodes along the contact line and the discretized time step length on model accuracy and computation times are investigated. The program is implemented in GAMS. Experiences from various solver choices are also discussed. The train traveling times are minimized in the example. Other studies could e.g. consider energy consumption minimization. The numerical example is representative for a Swedish decentralized, rotary-converter fed railway power supply system. The proposed concept is however generalizable and could be applied for all kinds of moving load power system studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 30, 23-40 p.
Optimization, Railway, Power systems, Special ordered sets of type 2 (SOS2), MINLP, Moving loads
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107033DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2013.01.009ISI: 000318387500002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84875241859OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-107033DiVA: diva2:574490
QC 20130610. Updated from submitted to published.2012-12-062012-12-052013-06-10Bibliographically approved