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Thermal simulator for traction chains of high-speed trains, application to ETR500-Frecciarossa


The article is structured as follows: it

initially shows the theoretical principles, describing the

use of circuit networks (thermal networks) to represent

the thermal behaviour of electrical machines; the overall

architecture of the Frecciarossa ETR 500 train propulsion

system and the cooling systems used are then described

briefly; the central part of the article addresses

the real description of thermal models and explains validations

of the same, followed by simulations of real

routes travelled by the train; the conclusions are finally


  • Giugno
Num. 6
Pag. 523