Benefits of weight reduction in high speed train operations
2013 (English)In: ZEV rail Glaser Annalen, ISSN 1618-8330, Vol. 137, no 3, 77-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper highlights one of the main issues with light weight sandwich design in high-speed rail vehicles: The benefit of light weighting is said to be marginal when considering high-speed trains. A run cycle based analysis method is used to evaluate energy savings, wear reduction, downsizing possibilities and reduced travel time as function of reduced weight. Depending on operating conditions, the relation between weight reduction and energy consumption for high-speed trains is shown to be equivalent of that for both automobiles and aircrafts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 137, no 3, 77-87 p.
Light weight, rail vehicle, high speed train, energy consumption
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122378ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84875976876OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-122378DiVA: diva2:622056
QC 201305212013-05-202013-05-202013-12-09Bibliographically approved