Russian Electrical Engineering

, Volume 89, Issue 10, pp 576–580 | Cite as

The Use of Energy Storages to Increase the Energy Effectiveness of Traction Rolling Stock

  • T. S. Titova
  • A. M. Evstaf’ev
  • V. V. Nikitin


The important problem of increasing the energy effectiveness of traction rolling stock of railways and urban electric transport can be solved using onboard energy storages in traction electric drive systems. Onboard energy storages can perform a number of important functions promoting the efficient use of energy resources: storage of energy during cessation of electric braking, equalization of the schedule of power consumption from the prime heat engine, and storage of excess energy of regenerative braking. The main characteristics of electromechanical, inductive, capacitive, and electrochemical energy storages are considered from the point of view of effectiveness of their use as onboard energy storages in traction rolling stock.

Keywords: traction rolling stock energy effectiveness energy storages 



This work was carried out within the framework of implementation of a grant from OAO Russian Railways for the development of scientific–pedagogical schools in the field of railway transport.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. S. Titova
    • 1
  • A. M. Evstaf’ev
    • 1
  • V. V. Nikitin
    • 1
  1. 1.Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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