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Impact of train model variables on simulated energy usage and journey time
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.
2006 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Several train model input variables, such as running resistance, line voltage, adhesion, braking release time and braking gain time, are studied. An analysis is performed on how variations in the variables impact relatively on calculated energy usage and running time of trains. The study shows that for the calculation of energy usage the simulations are most sensitive to variations in running resistance, followed by line voltage, adhesion, braking release time and braking gain time. For the running time, the study shows that variation in mechanical rolling resistance and air drag has a relatively small influence provided that the tractive force is big enough. If the line voltage and adhesion, which affect here the tractive force, drop below certain levels the running time increases dramatically. The braking release and gain times have little influence on the running time. The results also show which variables should be paid extra attention to, when constructing a train model.

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2006. 723-731 p.
, WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, ISSN 1743-3509 ; 88
Keyword [en]
Energy usage, ERTS, Power consumption, Running time, Sensitivity, Simulations, Train data, Train modelling, Computer simulation, Electric potential, Electric power utilization, Scheduling, Sensitivity analysis, Line voltage, Simulated energy, Train model variables, Railroad transportation, adhesion, energy use, power, simulation, train
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Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155371DOI: 10.2495/CR060711ISI: 000240944200071ScopusID: 2-s2.0-36148939545ISBN: 1845641779ISBN: 9781845641771OAI: diva2:761980
10th International Conference on Computer System Design and Operation in the Railway and Other Transit Systems, COMPRAIL 2006, CR06, 10-12 July 2006, Prague, Czech Republic

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Available from: 2014-11-10 Created: 2014-11-05 Last updated: 2014-11-10Bibliographically approved

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