Advances in the application of power electronics to railway traction

Kang Kuen Lee

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Abstract

Building on the advancement of power electronics technology there has been an on- going evolution of railway traction equipment, both for the traction drives on board the trains or the traction power supply systems on the track side. This paper describes how systems based on power electronics have emerged and then become a standard provision in the railway industry. New systems and more powerful power electronic devices which have emerged in the past few years and applied to railway traction have also been presented. Key players and their development efforts on the application of power electronics to railway traction have also been introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 6th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationElectric Transportation - Automotive, Vessel and Aircraft, PESA 2015
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781509000623
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2016
Event6th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 15 Dec 201517 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period15/12/1517/12/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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