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Development and control of a rail vehicle model to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions

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posted on 14.01.2021, 14:27 by Tim HarrisonTim Harrison, Will MidgleyWill Midgley, Roger Goodall, Christopher WardChristopher Ward
The development, validation and control of a bi-mode train model is presented. A detailed modular model of a United Kingdom Class 800 train, which included carbon dioxide emissions data, was developed in MATLAB/Simulink. This model was validated against data obtained from a full day of rail journeys in the south-west of England. The validated model was used to develop control measures to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of the train. Combining adaptive speed limit control with selective engine shutdown reduced the carbon dioxide emissions by 19.1% over a representative route without affecting the train’s on-time performance. The model was used to develop a tool for investigating the emissions benefits of (partial) route electrification. This tool shows that electrification of a route can reduce the carbon dioxide emissions by 66%.

Funding

RSSB for the project Decarbonising High-Speed Bi-Mode Railway Vehicles through Optimal Power Control (COF-IPS-02)

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit

Volume

235

Issue

10

Pages

1237-1248

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© IMechE

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Sage under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

07/01/2021

Publication date

2021-02-15

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

0954-4097

eISSN

2041-3017

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Will Midgley Deposit date: 11 January 2021