Development and control of a rail vehicle model to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions
journal contributionposted 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%.
RSSB for the project Decarbonising High-Speed Bi-Mode Railway Vehicles through Optimal Power Control (COF-IPS-02)
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering