prEN 50641:2014

Railway applications - Fixed installations - Requirements for the validation of simulation tools used for the design of traction power supply systems prEN 50641:2014

General information

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CLC/TC 9X Electrical and electronic applications for railways

European Norm

29.280   Electric traction equipment


This European Standard specifies requirements for the acceptance of simulation tools used for the assessment of design of traction power supply systems.
The simulation results allow the calculation of quality index(es) requested by EN 50388.
This standard is applicable to the simulation of a.c. and d.c. traction power supply systems, including conventional and high speed lines defined in the TSIs.
This standard does not deal with validation of simulation tools by measurement.
NOTE: The minimum required functionalities are described in this standard.(clauses 5, 6, 7 and 8) The previous statement is valid regardless how many additional functions the simulation tool has, e.g. energy efficiency, advanced regenerative braking, calculation of load angles, ...
It can also be applied to subway, tram and trolley bus systems.
Additionally, the application of the standard ensures that the output data among different simulation tools are consistent when they are using the same set of input data.
This standard only applies to traction power supply systems at their nominal frequency for a.c. or d.c. systems. It does not apply to harmonic, electrical safety or EMC studies over a wide spectrum.
This standard does not mandate the use of a simulation tool in order to validate the design of a traction supply system.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (Recast)

Life cycle


prEN 50641:2014
40.98 Project deleted
Nov 27, 2015