Analysis of Eddy-Current and Magnetic Rail Brakes for High-Speed Trains
Sergey Kitanov, Anatoly Podol’skii*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 19
Last Page: 28
Publisher Id: TOTJ-2-19
Article History:Received Date: 3/4/2008
Revision Received Date: 21/5/2008
Acceptance Date: 10/6/2008
Electronic publication date: 1/5/2008
Collection year: 2008
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The investigation of eddy-current and magnetic rail brake structures is described. Comparisons on experimental and computed operating characteristics of eddy-current and magnetic rail brakes for use on a tram-car, on a railroad vehicle, and on a high-speed train are presented. It is demonstrated that a brake built up from permanent magnet pieces that combines both magnetic rail brake and eddy-current brake permits of the most profitable braking action through the whole range of acceptable speeds – from zero (a parking brake) to 350 km/hr.