A Hybrid Self-Propelled Accident Relief Train (SPART) with 3-? PMSM as Traction Motors for India

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Volume-68 Issue-11
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : R. Somanatham, C. Nagamani, Gopala Venu Madhav
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V68I11P206


MLA Style: R. Somanatham, C. Nagamani, Gopala Venu Madhav " A Hybrid Self-Propelled Accident Relief Train (SPART) with 3-? PMSM as Traction Motors for India" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 68.11(2020):49-55. 

APA Style:R. Somanatham, C. Nagamani, Gopala Venu Madhav. A Hybrid Self-Propelled Accident Relief Train (SPART) with 3-? PMSM as Traction Motors for India  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 68(11),49-55.

Accidents can happen any time and anywhere on the Railways network due to various reasons/unforeseen circumstances. The Relief Train movement should be possible in an hour`s time if the Accident Relief Train is kept ready always with necessary Equipments. Hence, in its latest orders on Accident Relief measures, the Ministry of Railways has advised each of the Divisions in the Zonal Railways to keep a Self Propelled Accident Relief Train always ready with necessary equipments required for Relief operation such as Generators, Gas Cutters, Cranes, Operation Theatres, emergency medicines, provisions for Staff etc. A Coach is also turned into a 12 Bed-Ward for the purpose of keeping the Patients. Another Coach is allotted for the accompanying Staff members which comprises of Doctors, Engineers, Nurses and other operating Staff. On report of an Accident, an Accident Relief Train is supposed to start within 30 mins - 1 hour for the Accident Site. Waiting for a Locomotive to haul the Train would further delay it. Hence, the SPART has to be self propelled similar to the Power Car of a Multiple Unit. Also, the SPART has to be designed to clock a Speed of 140 - 160 kmph so as to reach the Accident site at the earliest. Keeping all the mentioned points in view, a Traction Drive System for SPART capable of running both on Electrified and non-Electrified routes along with the capability of Auxiliary Power Supply has been designed and Simulated in this Sub-section. While stationary at the Accident Site, the onboard Diesel-Engine - Alternator Assembly can also be used as a Generator Set to run the Electrical Loads of the Coaches comprising the Operation Theatres, Medical Wards and the Staff resting Area.


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Dual Supply, Electric Traction, Diesel-Electric Traction, PMSM, Accidents, Accident Relief, Tractive Effort.