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WSP: Wheel Slide Protection

R.R. Pecharromán F. Nieto A.J. López López

January 2011 - July 2011

Funding entity Train Automatic Solutions In Out, S.L

The aim of this project is the development of a new Wheel Slide Protection (WSP) algorithm for trains. The WSP device has the role of optimizing the train braking, preventing wheels from locking and minimizing the stopping distance. Train braking capacity depends strongly on the wheel/rail adhesion, which in turn depends on the weather conditions, the train speed, etc. The WSP temporarily reduces the braking force, so preventing wheels from locking. This project focuses on the development of the WSP algorithm and its performance assessment by using a simulator test rig.

    Research topics:
  • *Communication and control in railway power systems
  • *Power Electronics and Control Systems


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