Multibody System Dynamics

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 425-436

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Computer modeling of electric locomotive as controlled electromechanical system

  • Alexander A. ZarifianAffiliated withRostov State University of Transport Communications
  • , Pavel G. KolpahchyanAffiliated withSouth-Russia State Technical University Email author 

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The paper represents the results of research of electromechanical processes in an electric locomotive with an asynchronous traction drive, carried out applying a developed computer model of the electric locomotive as a controlled electro-mechanical system. Simulation results are given for the locomotive start as well as for its motion in sections with worsened cohesion conditions in the “wheel–rail” contact.


Multibody system Computer modeling Electric locomotive Asynchronous traction drive