OPEUS: Modelling and strategies for the assessment and OPtimisation of Energy USage aspects of rail innovation

The OPEUS concept is based on the need to understand and measure the energy being used by each of the relevant components of the rail system and in particular the vehicle.

This includes the energy losses in the traction chain, the use of technologies to reduce these and to optimise energy consumption (eg ESSs). Specifically, the OPEUS approach has three components at its core:

Contact the Project Leader: Dr Roberto Palacin