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CCP: 104
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 144

New Material and Design Solutions for Polish Railway Overhead Lines

T. Knych1, A. Mamala1, A. Kawecki1, P. Kwasniewski1, G. Kiesiewicz1, A. Szelag2, T. Maciolek2, A. Rojek3, W. Majewski3, K. Wozniak4, R. Koczaj5 and J. Maslanka5

1Department of Metal Working and Physical Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals, Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
2Department of Electrical Traction, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Electrical Machines, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
3Railway Institute, Warsaw, Poland
4PKP PLK SA (Polish State Railways, Inc.), Warsaw, Poland
5ZNTK "PATEREK" SA, Naklo nad Notecia, Poland

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T. Knych, A. Mamala, A. Kawecki, P. Kwasniewski, G. Kiesiewicz, A. Szelag, T. Maciolek, A. Rojek, W. Majewski, K. Wozniak, R. Koczaj, J. Maslanka, "New Material and Design Solutions for Polish Railway Overhead Lines", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 144, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.144
Keywords: trolley wires, CuAg0,10, traction equipment, CuNi2Si, carbon strips, railway traction support construction.

In this paper detailed research results for Polish railway lines are given. The paper includes the technology methods, mechanical, electrical, exploitation properties of CuAg0,10 trolley wires (including wear tests under different friction speeds, load forces, current intensities and types of current collector), catenary ropes, CuNi2Si traction equipment and laboratory research (i.e. relaxation of holding forces, disconnecting force researches). The results of comparative research on dropper clamps from different manufacturers are presented. Research results for the overhead line load-carrying capacity with the results of static analyses of overhead lines and pantograph strips with the dynamic cooperation between these elements are given. Additionally research results for the design of a new kind of railway traction support construction are shown in this paper. The influence of all traction elements over the single railway poles and portal constructions are shown.

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