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Comparison of locomotive energy storage systems for heavy-haul operation

This paper modelled flywheel and battery energy storage systems for heavy-haul locomotives. Three heavy-haul trains with their traction power provided by diesel, diesel-flywheel, and diesel-battery locomotive consists were simulated on an existing railway. The diesel, flywheel, and battery locomotives have traction powers of 3100 kW, 2000 kW, and 3100 kW, respectively. Energy storages for the flywheel and battery ESSs are 500 kWh and 5000 kWh, respectively. Traction performance, fuel consumption, and emissions were compared for the three simulated trains. The results show that, compared with the diesel train, the diesel-flywheel and diesel-battery trains were 13.26% and 9.20% slower in speed, respectively. However, they decreased their fuel consumption by 12.40% and 20.65%, respectively, and consequently achieved the same percentage decreases for their respective emissions. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

History

Volume

6

Issue

1

Start Page

1

End Page

15

Number of Pages

15

eISSN

2324-8386

ISSN

2324-8378

Publisher

Taylor & Francis, UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

27/04/2017

Author Research Institute

Centre for Railway Engineering

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Rail Transportation