The paper deals with the use of onboard supercapacitors for metro trains. The practical utilization of supercapacitors requires suitable power converters for the regulation of power flows between the catenary and the electrical drives of the power-train. These converters operate in dc current and have to be bi-directional in order to allow the charge and discharge of supercapacitors. The mathematical model of the whole electrical drive has been developed and the main features of the control strategy have been presented. The control is capable of limiting the peak currents of the contact line and recovering partially the kinetic energy of the train during the braking periods. Simulations prove that the suggested control strategy is very effective for both purposes. Experimental tests made on a scaled prototype, representing the translating masses of a train, fully confirm the results of the simulations.

Metro Trains Equipped Onboard withSupercapacitors: a Control Technique forEnergy Saving / Iannuzzi, Diego; Tricoli, Pietro. - ELETTRONICO. - (2010), pp. 750-756. (Intervento presentato al convegno Speedam 2010 tenutosi a Pisa nel 14-16 June 2010) [10.1109/SPEEDAM.2010.5542102].

Metro Trains Equipped Onboard withSupercapacitors: a Control Technique forEnergy Saving

IANNUZZI, DIEGO;TRICOLI, Pietro
2010

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The paper deals with the use of onboard supercapacitors for metro trains. The practical utilization of supercapacitors requires suitable power converters for the regulation of power flows between the catenary and the electrical drives of the power-train. These converters operate in dc current and have to be bi-directional in order to allow the charge and discharge of supercapacitors. The mathematical model of the whole electrical drive has been developed and the main features of the control strategy have been presented. The control is capable of limiting the peak currents of the contact line and recovering partially the kinetic energy of the train during the braking periods. Simulations prove that the suggested control strategy is very effective for both purposes. Experimental tests made on a scaled prototype, representing the translating masses of a train, fully confirm the results of the simulations.
2010
9781424449866
Metro Trains Equipped Onboard withSupercapacitors: a Control Technique forEnergy Saving / Iannuzzi, Diego; Tricoli, Pietro. - ELETTRONICO. - (2010), pp. 750-756. (Intervento presentato al convegno Speedam 2010 tenutosi a Pisa nel 14-16 June 2010) [10.1109/SPEEDAM.2010.5542102].
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