Harmonic simulation of DC traction system with multi-train operation

L. A. Snider, Edward Lo, T. M. Lai

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The proliferation of non-linear loads resulting from new technologies has increased the levels of harmonics in power systems, and traction systems represent large nonlinear loads. This paper presents results of a simulation of the harmonics related to a mass transit railway system. Railway simulation results from the ATP version of Electromagnetic Transient Program (EMTP) with train schedule are presented. Summaries of the parameters affecting the harmonic performance of the traction system and estimates of the most predominant harmonics in network are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number478 I
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management - Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 Oct 20001 Nov 2000


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