Construction of two precast power units in UHPFRC

Author(s): B. Domer, M. Noverraz, C. Zuber
Paper category: Symposium
Book title: RILEM-fib-AFGC International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): F. Toutlemonde, J. Resplendino
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-130-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-131-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications S.A.R.L
Pages: 453 – 462
Total Pages: 10
Language: English

The project TOSA [1] proposes a new technology for urban mobility. It provides energy to electrical buses in another way than it is done for trolley buses today. One of their main disadvantages is the need to install aerial contact lines.
Instead of using contact lines, TOSA buses will recharge their internal power supplies at approximately every third stop. For charging, they will lift up their pantograph during a stop and connect for 15 seconds to an overhead “Flash” charging unit.
Two of those units have been constructed to test the technology on a prototype line in Geneva. Their design and construction in UHPFRC will be described in this paper.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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