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|Title: ||The performance and control requirements of a REPOINT track switch|
|Authors: ||Wright, Nick|
Bemment, Samuel D.
Ward, Christopher P.
Goodall, Roger M.
|Keywords: ||Track switch|
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||© Civil-Comp Limited|
|Citation: ||WRIGHT, N. ... et al., 2014. The performance and control requirements of a REPOINT track switch. IN: Pombo, J. (ed.) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 215. doi:10.4203/ccp.104.215|
|Abstract: ||This paper concerns the high-level mechanical, electrical, and control requirements for the proposed novel design of a railway track switch. The track switch is being designed as part of the Repoint project, with the aim of investigating methods of increasing railway capacity and improving network delay performance through the application of technologies common to other industries. The basic mechanical design of the novel switch is discussed. The mechanical considerations are discussed in the context of the electrical and control system requirements, which are then investigated and justified. For the electrical and control design, the requirements focus on the functional performance, sustainability, fault tolerance and fault diagnostics. The requirements presented in this paper are being used to inform the design of a laboratory scale technology demonstrator, which will be completed by August 2014.|
|Description: ||The final published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4203/ccp.104.215|
|Sponsor: ||The authors wish to acknowledge the financial support provided by the United Kingdom
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and the UK Railway
Safety and Standards Board RSSB in grant number EP/I010823/1, for the project
titled ‘REPOINT: Redundantly engineered points for enhanced reliability and capacity
of railway track switching’. The authors also wish to acknowledge the support
of the UK’s EIT (Enabling Innovation Team), for providing follow-on research funding
towards concept demonstrator construction (http://www.futurerailway.org/). The
authors wish to thank Tracsis PLC for ongoing industrial support and guidance.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.4203/ccp.104.215|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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