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Determining system-wide energy use in an established metro network

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jonathan PowellORCiD, Dr Arturo Gonzalez Gil, Professor Roberto Palacin, Paul Batty


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© The author(s) and/or their employer(s), 2015. Energy optimisation is becoming increasingly important in all transport systems. However, when evaluating alternative methods for energy optimisation, it is vital to obtain a thorough understanding of the energy flows within the system. While new systems generally have comprehensive automatic energy metering and monitoring of their components, there is much legacy infrastructure without this capability. This paper develops a methodology to determine a breakdown of energy use for the Tyne and Wear Metro, the results of which are compared to other railway systems. This is complemented by the summary of an investigation into the energy consumption of stabled rolling stock.

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Author(s): Powell JP, Gonzalez-Gil A, Palacin R, Batty P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Stephenson Conference Research for Railways 2015

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 163-163

Acceptance date: 21/04/2015

Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781510855830