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Hybrid locomotive applications for an Australian heavy haul train on a typical track route

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Yan Sun, Colin Cole, Maksym Spiryagin, Mohammad Rasul, T Godber, S Hames
A computer simulation technique – the longitudinal train simulation (CRE-LTS) software has been used to study and evaluate the potential of hybrid locomotive applications in the heavy haul operations on a typical track route in Australia. The study envisages a freight heavy haul operation on coastal undulating track rather than typical pit-to-port operations with large altitude change [1], [2]. Based on the simulation results, the train energy usage and the energy from dynamic braking are analysed. The simulation results showed that the locomotives operate at an average power of much less than 100% full power. An energy hybridisation potential factor is used to evaluate the hybridisation possibility, with its value of 54%. It means that there is high potential for hybrid heavy haul locomotive applications. Methods for practical hybrid applications are suggested and discussed.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Start Page

751

End Page

757

Number of Pages

7

Start Date

01/01/2013

Finish Date

01/01/2013

Location

New Delhi, India

Publisher

Indian Railways

Place of Publication

New Delhi, India

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Railway Engineering; Conference; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS); QR National;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

International Heavy Haul Association. Conference

Exports

CQUniversity

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