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Characteristic Test of the Electro Mechanical Brake Actuator for Urban Railway Vehicles
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Characteristic Test of the Electro Mechanical Brake Actuator for Urban Railway Vehicles
Kim, Min Soo; Oh, Seh Chan; Kwon, Seok Jin;
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The braking device in railway vehicles decelerates or stops the train by dissipating the thermal energy converted from kinetic energy into the air. Therefore, the brake system is crucial for safety. In this paper, we performed a study on an electromechanical brake actuator using an electrical motor as an alternative to pneumatic air cylinders to reduce the idle running time in braking, which subsequently increases braking distance, and to ensure reliable response characteristics. Especially, to analyze the response characteristics of the electromechanical brake actuator, we measure the delay time, response time and power consumption compared to the air cylinder. It is confirmed that the electromechanical brake actuator can reduce reaction time by 0.1 seconds (Braking Action) and 0.46 seconds (Brake Release) compared to the air cylinder.
Railway vehicle;Brake system;Electro mechanical brake;Idle running time in braking;Electric control unit;
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