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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 104
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 247

Optimization of Traction and Braking Subsystems with respect to Mission Profile

L. Pugi1, M. Malvezzi2 and R. Conti1

1Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Firenze, Italy
2Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Scienze Matematiche
University of Siena, Roma, Italy

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
L. Pugi, M. Malvezzi, R. Conti, "Optimization of Traction and Braking Subsystems with respect to Mission Profile", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 247, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.247
Keywords: braking, traction system, energy efficiency, driver behaviour.

In this work a tool is proposed called TRENO for the optimization of train simulation regarding its longitudinal behaviour, in order to improve reliability and efficiency of both traction and braking systems. Continuous improvement of high speed train performances, and related safety and interoperability standards, involves an accurate design of both traction and braking systems (which both affect safety of the train), energy efficiency (including their interaction with line infrastructure through signalling), and ATP-ATC on board systems. The proposed simulation tool completely developed in Matlab-Simulink is designed as a modular system that should be easily customized in order to fit different traction and braking system layouts. One of the most interesting/innovative software is a heuristic model of the driver, which combines different kinds of contribution in order to emulate a near-to-realistic mission profile.

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