What is OpenPowerNet?
OpenPowerNet is a
traction power supply and train performance simulation software developed by Institut
Bahntechnik GmbH, BO Dresden, and is certified according EN 50641:2020. OpenPowerNet does
the traction Power Supply
Calculation in module PSC as well as the Advanced
simulation in module ATM. The operational simulation is done by OpenTrack
co-simulation with the electrical simulation. OpenPowerNet has a
effect to OpenTrack.
OpenPowerNet is developed by Institut für Bahntechnik GmbH, BO Dresden as an in-house tool. Since July 2009 a commercial and since March 2010 a academic license is available. In case you are in need of a traction power supply simulation respective simulation tool please contact us. We provide OpenPowerNet licenses as well as the service to simulate and analyse traction power supply networks.
OpenPowerNet main functionality:
- Load flow analysis for 1AC, 2AC and DC networks
- Calculation of tractive effort for OpenTrack
- Calculation of braking effort and recovered energy for network simulation and analysis
- Advanced Train Model with tractive and braking current limitation, power factor versus voltage, recovery braking, eddy current braking, ...
- Engine model with multiple propulsion systems is available
- Automatic calculation of the magnetic coupling between conductors
- Modelling of power supplies such as rectifier/inverter, transformer, converter (SFC)
- Modelling of station energy storage for stabilisation of line voltage and energy saving
- Modelling of engine energy storage chargeable from OCS and allowing running on OCS free track sections
- Modelling of booster transformer
- Modelling of voltage limiting device
- Calculation of short circuit currents along the line
- Calculation of line voltages for constant current engines to analyse the electrical network
- Energy balance
- Consideration of coasting behaviour of the courses
- Load analysis of equipment
- Touch voltage calculation
- Electromagnetic field calculation and visualisation
- Visualisation of results using the automated analysis of the Analysis Tool
- Automated analysis generates the tables and diagrams in any language by user configuration using UTF-8 characters.
- This release comes with the new network model element library. This library contains conductors and connectors as well as typical substation designs and devices.
- For simulations with constant headway the analysis allows now to generate substation results for a longer period then the actual simulation. This feature is called time window repetition.
- The overload detection has improved significantly.
- Furthermore, a number of bug fixes is included in this release.
- More detailed information is available at the Release Notes.
Graphical User Interface
Engine Model: Mean Efficiency
Engine Model: Efficiency Table
Engine Energy Storage Unload Models: