Special Issue "Advances in Railway Electrification"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 1026
Interests: railway engineering; structural optimisation; fatigue and fracture; composites; additive manufacturing
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According to the International Energy Agency, rail transport is the most electrified transport sector worldwide. Rail passengers account for 75% of electrified movements and 50% of rail freight is electrified. Trains can reduce emissions and congestion in big cities but only if the power generation is not dependent on fuels with high carbon content. Electrification provides the opportunity to break the dependency on liquid hydrocarbon fuels for rail transport, and to exploit the unique advantage of being able to use power generated from a wide range of generation inputs. The scope of this special issue is to provide an overview of the technological challenges in the development of efficient electric trains, implementing new power systems and innovative infrastructure to support the development of solutions to meet net zero emission targets.
This Special Issue aims to explore the design of innovative infrastructure for the cost effective electrification of railway lines, conventional and innovative testing procedures for components of infrastructure, the structural performance of conventional and innovative materials for railway application, the design of innovative locomotives for zero/low-carbon emission, the design and testing of energy storage devices and their structural assessment under service conditions, innovative solution to reduce emission of diesel engines for heavy duty applications, advanced powertrains for mobility and power generation applications, and advanced battery management systems.Dr. Marzio Grasso
Prof. Dr. Mark Robinson
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- Infrastructure design and simulation
- Innovative materials for railway infrastructure
- Full scale testing of infrastructure components
- Energy Storage Devices
- Simulation and Testing of electric powertrain
- Certification of new infrastructure components
- Overhead line systems and designs
- Rail electrification optimisation