Hybrid power train simulation for locomotive
More than 50% of rail tracks around the world are yet to be electrified. To improve the quality of life in urban areas and enable railway vehicles with an non-electrified drive train to also use electrified lines. This is achieved by hybrid power train which uses both diesel and electric power train. It is much more challenging to develop hybrid power train than fully electric power train as it involves energy storage methodologies and developing control strategies to juggle between energy sources for optimal performance etc.
Using Simcenter Amesim, engineers in the Voith Turbo (rail division) easily simulate the interactions between rail vehicle systems comprising components from different physical domains such as cooling systems, combustion engines, hydraulic circuits, electric circuits, hydrodynamic gearboxes and hydrostatically driven onboard system generators. With the extensive Simcenter Amesim component libraries, Voith Turbo specialists seamlessly design mechatronic systems and integrate controls design in early development phases.