Design Consideration of an Integrated Induction Motor Drive to Replace Auxillary DC Motors in Locomotives

@article{Biswas2005DesignCO,
  title={Design Consideration of an Integrated Induction Motor Drive to Replace Auxillary DC Motors in Locomotives},
  author={P. S. Biswas and Nibaran Das and S. K. Biswas},
  journal={2005 International Conference on Power Electronics and Drives Systems},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={872-875}
}
An application requirement from Indian Railways, one of the largest railways in the world, was replacement of 72 V DC small motors in diesel locomotives with squirrel cage induction motor integrated with 3-phase PWM sinewave compact inverter. The motors/inverters were to be mounted inside the locomotives adjacent to the engine (fuel pump, crank case exhauster etc) or in open air near to the wheel (dust blower). This application was critical in nature because loco-failure is very expensive and… CONTINUE READING