Energy efficiency in rail vehicles: analysis of contemporary technologies in reducing energy consumption
Politechnika Poznańska, Instytut Silników Spalinowych i Napędów, Polska
Data nadesłania: 13-11-2023
Data ostatniej rewizji: 27-12-2023
Data akceptacji: 27-12-2023
Data publikacji online: 28-12-2023
Data publikacji: 28-12-2023
Autor do korespondencji
Kinga Skobiej   

Politechnika Poznańska, Instytut Silników Spalinowych i Napędów, Polska
Rail Vehicles/Pojazdy Szynowe 2023,3-4,64-70
The article focuses on the problem of energy intensity in rail vehicles and analyzes current technologies aimed at reducing it. The author discusses innovations and strategies aimed at increasing energy efficiency in rail transportation. He also outlines the challenges of reducing energy consumption in this sector and future development prospects. The main focus of the article is on the problem of energy demand in rail vehicles, with a special emphasis on railroads. The author analyzes the current challenges of high energy consumption in rail transportation and presents various technologies that have been introduced to minimize this consumption. The article includes descriptions of technological innovations such as advanced energy management systems, efficient braking systems that recover energy, and the use of low aerodynamic drag materials. The author also discusses strategies to improve the energy efficiency of rail vehicles, including both existing ones and those planned for market introduction. One of the key points of the article is also a presentation of the challenges of reducing energy consumption in the rail sector. These include the need to adapt existing infrastructure, the financial aspects of introducing new technologies, and acceptance by consumers and operators, among others.
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