Analysis of the Current-Collection Performance of a High-Speed Train Using Finite Element Analysis Method

유한 요소 해석 기법을 이용한 고속 철도 차량의 집전 성능 해석

  • Received : 2011.01.18
  • Accepted : 2011.04.12
  • Published : 2011.07.01


In this study, a simulation model to estimate the current-collection performance of a high-speed train was developed by using a commercial finite element analysis software, SAMCEF. A three-dimensional springDdamperDmass model of a pantograph was created, and its reliability was validated by comparing the receptance of the model to that of the actual pantograph. The wave propagation speed of the catenary model was compared with the analytical wave propagation speed of the catenary system presented in the UIC 799 OR standard. The length of the droppers was controlled, and the pre-sag of the contact wire due to gravity was considered. The catenary and the pantograph were connected by using a contact element, and the contact force variation when the pantograph was moved at velocities of 300 km/h and 370 km/h was obtained. The average, standard deviation, maximum, and minimum values of the contact force were analyzed, and the effectiveness of the developed simulation model was examined.


Dynamic Simulation Model;Current Collection Performance;High Speed Train;Pantograph;Catenary


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