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Design of a Sustainable and Efficient Transportation Station (SETS) Based on Renewable Sources and Efficient Electric Drives

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Agency for Defense Development, Daejeon 34186, Korea
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Korea
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Academic Editor: Ka Lok Man
Symmetry 2016, 8(12), 146; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym8120146
Received: 31 October 2016 / Revised: 20 November 2016 / Accepted: 28 November 2016 / Published: 2 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry in Systems Design and Analysis)
The need for reduction in power consumption for public facilities has increased after the occurrences of multiple blackout events. In an effort to enable the development of green and smart social infrastructure, this paper introduces a design for a sustainable and efficient transportation system (SETS). For this design, renewable power sources and efficient electric drives are considered to be crucial technologies. Considering the subway station as an illustrative example, a power system design that uses wind and solar energy as major power sources is studied. The adjustable speed electric drive system that uses synchronous reluctance machines for ventilation systems contributes to increasing the overall power consumption efficiency. The effectiveness of the proposed SETS system is verified through a set of various field measurement data and simulation results. While the verification results demonstrate that operation of SETS is enabled by effective integration of renewable sources and efficient ventilation systems, future research directions have also been identified. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy saving method; variable speed control; ventilation system; subway; renewable energy energy saving method; variable speed control; ventilation system; subway; renewable energy
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Kim, M.; Kim, J.; Bae, S. Design of a Sustainable and Efficient Transportation Station (SETS) Based on Renewable Sources and Efficient Electric Drives. Symmetry 2016, 8, 146. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym8120146

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Kim M, Kim J, Bae S. Design of a Sustainable and Efficient Transportation Station (SETS) Based on Renewable Sources and Efficient Electric Drives. Symmetry. 2016; 8(12):146. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym8120146

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Kim, Myungchin, Jeongtae Kim, and Sungwoo Bae. 2016. "Design of a Sustainable and Efficient Transportation Station (SETS) Based on Renewable Sources and Efficient Electric Drives" Symmetry 8, no. 12: 146. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym8120146

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