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Application of flywheel energy storage for heavy haul locomotives

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Maksym SpiryaginMaksym Spiryagin, Peter WolfsPeter Wolfs, F Szanto, Yan SunYan Sun, Colin ColeColin Cole, Dwayne Nielsen
At the present time, trains in heavy haul operations are typically hauled by several diesel-electric locomotives coupled in a multiple unit. This paper studies the case of a typical consist of three Co–Co diesel-electric locomotives, and considers replacing one unit with an alternative version, with the same design parameters, except that the diesel-electric plant is replaced with flywheel energy storage equipment. The intelligent traction and energy control system installed in this unit is integrated into the multiple-unit control to allow redistribution of the power between all units. In order to verify the proposed design, a three-stage investigation has been performed as described in this paper. The initial stage studiesa possible configuration of the flywheel energy storage system by detailed modelling of the proposed intelligent traction and energy control system. The second stage includes the investigation and estimation of possible energy flows using a longitudinal train dynamics simulation. The final stage compares the conventional and the proposed locomotive configurations considering two parameters: fuel efficiency and emissions reduction.

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Volume

157

Start Page

607

End Page

618

Number of Pages

12

eISSN

1872-9118

ISSN

0306-2619

Location

USA

Publisher

Pergamon

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Applied energy.

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