File(s) not publicly available

Investigation of hybrid locomotive options for mixed freight and inter-modal trains

The hybridisation potential of several different train systems, in particular; (1) A small container train, (2) A novel container train (e.g. Cargo Sprinter) (3) A road trailer handling train (e.g. Iron Highway) was analysed using train simulation and compared to heavy haul systems. Train simulation was used to evaluate train performance over a 50km trip length. The simulation was controlled by a rule based algorithm that sensed approaching speed restrictions and grades. The same algorithm parameters were used for all train types. The results showed that the potential for improving energy efficiency was similar for both a typical heavy haul track and an undulating track. Only loaded trains were compared. The Cargo Sprinter showed the highest potential for hybridisation, whilst the worst energy results were associated with the Iron Highway.

Funding

Category 4 - CRC Research Income

History

Start Page

1

End Page

7

Number of Pages

7

Start Date

01/01/2013

Finish Date

01/01/2013

Location

Sydney, Australia

Publisher

CRC for Rail Innovation

Place of Publication

Brisbane, Qld

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

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

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

World Congress on Railway Research

Usage metrics

Exports