Motors for tram drives

    Tadeusz Glinka Affiliation
    ; Barbara Kulesz Affiliation
    ; Mieczysław Jakubiec Affiliation


This paper compares five different motor types used in variable speed drives: a dc motor with a mechanical commutator and with electromagnetic or permanent magnets excitation, a cage induction motor, asynchronous cascade with a slip‐ring motor and a brushless motor with PM excitation. These motors are to be used for tram drive and they should all be characterised by identical external dimensions and a cooling system. Rated power and efficiency are the principal comparison criteria.

First Published Online: 27 Oct 2010

Keyword : electric traction, dc series motor, dc brushless motor, permanent magnets, drive motors

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Glinka, T., Kulesz, B., & Jakubiec, M. (2005). Motors for tram drives. Transport, 20(2), 73-77.
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Apr 20, 2005
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