Numerical simulation to design light-load regenerative brake control system at load shutdown for DC-electrified railway systems

Natsuki Kawagoe, Hiroyasu Kobayashi, Keiichiro Kondo, Tetsuya Iwasaki, Akihiro Tsumura

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Abstract

Improvement of the light-load regenerative brake control is effective for energy saving in DC-electrified railway systems. Light-load regenerative brake control gain is usually determined by a load shutdown test at a factory. The objective of this study is to develop a method to design light-load regenerative brake control gain though simulation of load shutdown. In this paper, a numerical simulation model of load shutdown test is introduced. Then, light-load regenerative brake control gain is designed by illustrating the behavior of the traction circuit system in the numerical simulation. The proposed method is verified by experimental test with a full scale vehicle traction system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-521
Number of pages9
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Volume138
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DC-electrified railway system
  • Light-load regenerative brake control
  • Load shutdown test
  • Regenerative brake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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