AutoElec: Program for calculation and generation of railway electrification line drawings

ARDANUY INGENIERÍA HAS DEVELOPED A PROGRAM FOR CALCULATION AND GENERATION OF RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION LINE DRAWINGS CALLED AUTOELEC.

The fundamental goal of the AutoElec tool is to generate the ground drawings of the catenary cross sections correspon- ding to the alignment of a railway line. These drawings are ge- nerated on the basis of:

  • The Work Book, which is a file where the coordinates, pos tion, type and offset in each pole.
  • Alignment Drawings.

This tool has been developed to facilitate the execution of overhead contact line projects for railways and metros. Its use by engineers and draughtspeople from Ardanuy Ingeniería, S.A. has significantly incrased the efficiency and improved the quality of life of the projects.

AutoElec modules

Catenary design is a sequential process and so an effort has been made so that the tool graphically represents the results obtained without any need for reaching the last design phase. This provides a double advantage:

In the first place the preparation of drawings in the interme- diate phases of the design process the results provided by the program can be verified, thus facilitating the revision of the completed design.

In the second place it allows for employment of the appli- cation with no need for all of the functionalities to be used.

For this purpose the AutoElec software tool has been develo- ped modularly.The main modules are:

  1. Preparation of the CatenaryWork Book
  2. Generation of the Catenary ground drawings
  3. Generation of the Catenary cross section drawings

 Conclusions

The R&D ofArdanuy Ingeniería,S.A.has provided its employees with a powerful work tool with the aim of facilitating catenary projects.
Through independent modules a flexible, reliable and easy to use program has been created which allows the company to process the orders put in by its clients with the foremost effi- ciency and satisfaction.