The dynamic interaction between a pantograph and a catenary influences the quality of the current collection; in particular, when two pantographs are used to collect current, the second pantograph is subjected to the disturbances originated on the overhead line by the transit of the first pantograph, generally causing a deterioration of current collection quality. Under these conditions, the occurrence of continuous sparking, contact loss, and arcing cause an increase of wear for both contact wire and collector strips, but also cause variations of contact voltage and feed current that in turn produce interferences on the on-board electrical systems like drive motors and signalling system. In order to investigate the latter, a procedure for the correlation of the quality of current collection with the level of electrical interference is proposed in this article. The procedure is based on experimental and numerical models combining relationships obtained by means of laboratory tests with simulation tools. An application to a real case of double pantograph collection is presented.

Analysis of electrical interferences related to the current collection quality in pantograph–catenary interaction

BUCCA, GIUSEPPE;COLLINA, ANDREA;MANIGRASSO, RENATO;MAPELLI, FERDINANDO LUIGI;TARSITANO, DAVIDE
2011

Abstract

The dynamic interaction between a pantograph and a catenary influences the quality of the current collection; in particular, when two pantographs are used to collect current, the second pantograph is subjected to the disturbances originated on the overhead line by the transit of the first pantograph, generally causing a deterioration of current collection quality. Under these conditions, the occurrence of continuous sparking, contact loss, and arcing cause an increase of wear for both contact wire and collector strips, but also cause variations of contact voltage and feed current that in turn produce interferences on the on-board electrical systems like drive motors and signalling system. In order to investigate the latter, a procedure for the correlation of the quality of current collection with the level of electrical interference is proposed in this article. The procedure is based on experimental and numerical models combining relationships obtained by means of laboratory tests with simulation tools. An application to a real case of double pantograph collection is presented.
pantograph–catenary interaction; electrical arcs; electrical interferences
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