Simulation of Short-Circuit Fault Occurring on Subway Train

  • Lei Sun
  • Mingli Wu
  • Jixing Sun
  • Shaobing Yang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 482)


Recently, with the large-scale development of subway, the safety of subway operation is attracting universal attention of the society. A short-circuit fault is a serious accident that threatens the safety of subway operation. The existing research focuses on the short-circuit fault occurring on the overhead line, but research on the short-circuit fault occurring onboard the subway train is rare. In this paper, a MATLAB/Simulink short-circuit fault model is built based on actual parameters of the subway train and the DC traction power supply system with MATLAB/Simulink platform. The currents of several branches are investigated through the simulation. The simulation result provides useful data when verifying the stability of electrical equipment and the accuracy of relay protection.


DC traction power supply system Subway train Short-circuit fault 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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