Damping control method utilizing overvoltage resistor under light load condition

Febry Pandu Wijaya*, Hiroyasu Kobayashi, Keiichiro Kondo, Tetsuya Iwasaki, Akihiro Tsumura

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High feedback gain of the light-load regenerative brake control increases the regenerative brake power. However, if the regenerating load changes suddenly, higher gain causes more rapid change of the motor current. And because of the delay in the motor control, it increases the filter capacitor (FC) voltage and may activate the overvoltage protection. This letter proposes a damping control method to reduce the spike of the FC voltage utilizing the overvoltage resistor. The proposed method is verified by numerical simulation assuming an actual railway vehicle under the condition of load shutdown. By means of this method, the overvoltage resistor can be effectively utilized to reduce the FC voltage spike, which results in saving the substation energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-346
Number of pages2
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes


  • DC-electrified railway system
  • energy saving
  • light-load regenerative brake control
  • over voltage resistor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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