International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 811: Electric traction

IEC 60050-811:2017 gives the general terminology relating to electric traction used in electrical equipment and systems for railways, as well as general terms pertaining to specific applications and associated technologies. This new edition reviews and complements the previous one. This terminology is consistent with the terminology developed in the other specialized parts of the IEV.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.

Vocabulaire Electrotechnique International (IEV) - Partie 811: Traction électrique

IEC 60050-811:2017 donne la terminologie générale relative à la traction électrique utilisée dans le domaine des matériels et systèmes électriques ferroviaires, ainsi que les termes généraux relatifs à des applications particulières et technologies associées. Cette nouvelle édition révise et complète la précédente. Cette terminologie est en accord avec la terminologie figurant dans les autres parties spécialisées de l'IEV.
Elle a le statut de norme horizontale conformément au Guide IEC 108.

Mednarodni elektrotehniški slovar - Poglavje 811: Električna vleka

Standard IEC 60050-811:2017 podaja splošno izrazoslovje v zvezi z električno vleko, ki se uporablja v električni opremi in sistemih na železnicah, ter splošne izraze, ki se navezujejo na posamezne vrste uporabe in z njimi povezane tehnologije. Ta nova izdaja vključuje spremembo prejšnje izdaje in jo dopolnjuje. Ta terminologija je skladna s terminologijo, razvito v drugih specializiranih delih mednarodnega elektrotehničnega slovarja (IEV).
Dokument ima status usklajenega horizontalnega standarda v skladu z vodilom IEC 108.

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SIST IEC 60050-811:2023
SIST IEC 60050-811:2010
Mednarodni elektrotehniški slovar - Poglavje 811: Električna vleka
International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 811: Electric traction
Vocabulaire Electrotechnique International (IEV) - Partie 811: Traction électrique
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: IEC 60050-811:2017
01.040.29 Elektrotehnika (Slovarji) Electrical engineering
29.280 Električna vlečna oprema Electric traction equipment
SIST IEC 60050-811:2023 en,fr
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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IEC 60050-811


Edition 2.0 2017-11







International electrotechnical vocabulary –

Part 811: Electric traction

Vocabulaire électrotechnique international –

Partie 811: Traction électrique







ICS 01.040.29; 29.280 ISBN 978-2-8322-4485-2

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INTRODUCTION – Principles and rules followed . VIII
1 Scope . 1
2 Terms and definitions . 1
811-01 General terms . 3
811-02 Types of vehicle . 8
811-03 Traffic and train loads . 29
811-04 Methods of use . 34
811-05 Train movement . 40
811-06 Braking . 45
811-07 Adhesion . 67
811-08 Riding quality . 71
811-09 Gauges . 74
811-10 Test categories . 78
811-11 Performance of electric motor vehicles . 81
811-12 Traction motors . 98
811-13 Traction motor characteristic values . 110
811-14 Principal parts of rotating electrical machines . 127
811-15 Axle drives . 140
811-16 Linear traction motors . 153
811-17 Thermo-electric vehicles . 161
811-18 Generators for thermo-electric vehicles . 171
811-19 Main and auxiliary converters . 175
811-20 Batteries . 182
811-21 Compressors and pumps . 184
811-22 Air cooling .

IEC 60050-811

Edition 2.0 2017-11
International electrotechnical vocabulary –
Part 811: Electric traction

Vocabulaire électrotechnique international –
Partie 811: Traction électrique

IEC 60050-811:2017-11(en-fr)

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