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Analysis of energy consumption of freight trains


Author/s: María del Pilar Martín Cañizares

This paper presents a tool for converting volumes of demand for goods in units of supply, offering other outcomes such as energy consumption and associated operating costs. It shows a case example made with the tool, in which for an annual load of different products, it is estimated the number of wagons and trains necessary and also it considers the sensitivity to various parameters of the infrastructure and traction.

Keywords: Freight trains, energy consumption, costs.

Publication: Vía Libre Railway Research Nº 3 - February 2012, pp. 37-49


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