Electrification of railway systems becomes a very tricky topic when designing overhead contact lines (OCLs). This article highlights the strong dependence of the mechanical design on the railway electrification. Indeed, only the high sensitivity of the quality of service to the mechanical performance of the OCL can explain the complex designs of the existing railway lines. The interoperability framework of the European Union together with the standards that tackle gauges and clearance calculations are briefly introduced, both for the static and dynamic analyses of the pantograph and catenary.
Palabras clave: pantographs; power overhead lines; quality of service; railway electrification; sensitivity analysis;
IEEE Electrification Magazine. Volumen: 1 Número: 1 Páginas: 4-10
Referencia DOI: 10.1109/MELE.2013.2271416
Publicado en papel: Octubre 2013.
J.R. Jiménez-Octavio, C. Sanchez-Rebollo, A. Carnicero. The dependance on mechanical design in railway electrification: focusing on the ac perspective. IEEE Electrification Magazine. vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 4-10, Octubre 2013.