Experimental study on increasing regenerative power by improving regenerative brake control of rail vehicles in DC-electrified railways

Hiroyasu Kobayashi, Keiichiro Kondo, Tetsuya Iwasaki, Akihiro Tsumura

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In a DC-electrified railway system, the torque control of traction motors according to the input DC voltage of the traction inverter is generally applied during regeneration. It is effective in increasing the gain of this regenerative brake control for utilization of more regenerative brake power. In this article, the authors investigated the mechanism of increasing regenerative power when the regenerative brake control improved by theoretical analysis and an experimental on-track test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-267
Number of pages2
JournalIEEJ Journal of Industry Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • DC-electrified railway system
  • On-track test
  • Regenerative brake control
  • Regenerative power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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