Multibody System Dynamics

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Computer modeling of electric locomotive as controlled electromechanical system

  • Alexander A. Zarifian
  • Pavel G. Kolpahchyan


The paper represents the results of research of electromechanical processes in an electric locomotive with an asynchronous traction drive, carried out applying a developed computer model of the electric locomotive as a controlled electro-mechanical system. Simulation results are given for the locomotive start as well as for its motion in sections with worsened cohesion conditions in the “wheel–rail” contact.


Multibody system Computer modeling Electric locomotive Asynchronous traction drive 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rostov State University of Transport CommunicationsRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.South-Russia State Technical UniversityNovocherkasskRussia

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