Traction Drives Articles

Traction Drives Articles: Braking System in Train : Braking System in Train has number of advantages over mechanical braking. It reduces wear and tear on rails and wheels, substantially increasing…

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Polyphase AC Motors for Traction Drives

Polyphase AC Motors for Traction Drives: Polyphase AC Motors for Traction Drives - Advantages of ac motors over dc we already know. Because of negligible maintenance, ruggedness and higher power…

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Conventional DC and AC Traction Drives

Conventional DC and AC Traction Drives: The commonly used Conventional DC and AC Traction Drives are The dc Traction Drives Employing Resistance Control: The dc traction drives employing resistance control…

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Features of Traction Drives

Features of Traction Drives: Various Features of Traction Drives are: 1. Large torque is required during start and acceleration in order to accelerate the heavy mass. 2. The motor is…

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Traction Drive Rating and Energy Consumption

Traction Drive Rating and Energy Consumption: Traction Drive Rating and Energy Consumption - The speed-time curve of Fig. I0.6(a) is reproduced in Fig. 10.9. For simplification in calculations, it is…

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Duty Cycle of Traction Drives

Duty Cycle of Traction Drives: The Duty Cycle of Traction Drives in trains is explained with the help of speed-, torque- and power-time diagrams (Fig. 10.6) which are drawn for…

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Different Types of Traction System

Different Types of Traction System: The various types of traction system commonly used are described below. 1. Direct Steam Engine Drive. The steam engine drive used to be widely employed…

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