Commenced in January 2007
Paper Count: 30761
Thermal Modelling and Experimental Comparison for a Moving Pantograph Strip
Abstract:This paper proposes a thermal study of the catenary/pantograph interface for a train in motion. A 2.5D complex model of the pantograph strip has been defined and created by a coupling between a 1D and a 2D model. Experimental and simulation results are presented and with a comparison allow validating the 2.5D model. Some physical phenomena are described and presented with the help of the model such as the stagger motion thermal effect, particular heats and the effect of the material characteristics. Finally it is possible to predict the critical thermal configuration during a train trip.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1132343Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 724
 JD Anderson Jr. Transformations and Grids. Springer, 2009.
 M. Braunovic, V. Konchits, and N. K. Myshkin. Fundamentals of Electrical Contacts. Applications and Technology, 2006.
 C. Tu, Z. Chen, and J. Xia. Thermal wear and electrical sliding wear behaviors of the polyimide modified polymer-matrix pantograph contact strip. Elsevier : Tribology, Volume 42 :995–1003, 2009.
 D. Rosenthal. The theory of moving sources of heat and its application to metal treatement. In ASME Trans., pages 849–866, 1946.
 E. Fedeli, R. Manigrasso, G. Bucca, and A. Collina. Interactions between the quality of pantograph current collection and the codified current signalling. IMechE, 225, 2008.
 F. P. Incropera, D. P. Dewitt, T. L. Bergman, and A. S. Lavine. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2013.
 Pengzhao Gao, Hongjie Wang, and Zhihao Jin. Study of oxidation properties and decomposition kinetics of three-dimensional (3-d) braided carbon fiber. Thermochim Acta, 414 :59–63, 2004.
 G. Bucca and A. Collina. A procedure for the wear prediction of collector strip and contact wire in pantograph-catenary system. Elsevier : Wear, Volume 266 :46–59, 2009.
 H. Block. Theoretical study of temperature rise at surfaces of actual contact under oiliness lubricating conditions. In Institution of Mechanical Engineers, editor, Proceedings of the General Discussion on Lubrication and Lubricants, pages 222–235. London, The Institution, 1938.
 H. S. Carslaw and J. C. Jeager. Conduction of heat in solids. Oxford University, 1959.
 Zhang Qian-Jiang, Dai Shi-Kun, Chen Long-Wei, Qiang Jian-Ke, Li Kun, and Zhao Dong-Dong. Finite element numerical simulation of 2.5d direct current method based on mesh refinement and recoarsement. Applied geophysics, 13(2) :257–266, 2016.
 R. Weichert and K. Schonert. Temperature distribution produced bu a moving heat source. The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, pages 363–379, 1978.
 S. Kubo and H. Tsuchiya. Wear properties of metal-impregnated carbon fiber-reinforced carbon composite sliding against a copper plate under an electrical current. In World Tribology Congress III, number Institute, 2005.
 T. Bausseron. Etude de l’´echauffement de la catenaire lors du captage a l’arrˆet. PhD thesis, Universite de Franche-comte, 2014.
 T. Ding, G. X. Chen, J. Bu, and W. H. Zhang. Effect of temperature and arc discharge on friction and wear behaviours of carbon strip/copper contact wire in pantograph-catenary systems. Elsevier : Wear, Volume 271 :1629–1636, 2011.
 T. Hoist. Numerical solution of axisymmetric boattail fields with plume simulator. AIAA Paper, pages 77–124, 1977.
 Ales Turel, Janko Slavic, and Miha Boltezar. Electrical contact resistance and wear of a dynamically excited metal ? ? ?graphite brush. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 9 :1–8, 2017.