Applying Regenerative Braking to the MagLev-Cobra Linear Induction Traction Motor

Roberto André Henrique De Oliveira, Marcelo Benes, Laércio Simas Mattos, Antonio Carlos Ferreira, Richard Magdalena Stephan

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Abstract

COPPE/UFRJ develops a superconducting magnetic levitation vehicle (SML) named MagLev-Cobra. The project began last decade with a small-scale prototype. Presently a full-scale one is under construction. For traction, MagLev-Cobra uses a linear induction motor (LIM) [1]-[2] patented by UFRJ [3] due to its innovative geometry that contributes for the levitation. In this paper, the back-to-back converter used for the regenerative brak-ing is presented. This converter allows the return of energy generated during deceleration to the grid [4]. Results of the regenerative braking and DC braking for the linear induction motor are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2014
Event22nd International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 27 Sep 20141 Oct 2014
Conference number: 22
https://www.maglevboard.net/en/the-conferences/219-2014-brazil-the-maglev-2014

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear
Abbreviated titleMAGLEV 2014
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period27/09/141/10/14
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