traction transmission

Analysis of ways of increasing the energy efficiency of traction electric transmission of shunting diesel locomotive

The article is devoted to the problems of increasing the energy efficiency of traction electric transmission of a shunting diesel locomotive. In the context of rising fuel costs, to maintain the competitiveness of rail transport, the issue of energy efficiency of the traction rolling stock, which accounts for about 90% of the total consumption of hydrocarbons by rail, is quite acute. At present, a number of measures have been investigated to improve the efficiency of diesel engines of  locomotives, which allows getting an increase in the efficiency at the level of 1-5%.