After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- know about the various traction systems
- understand the various track electrifications
- analyze the different braking methods of traction motors
The system that causes the propulsion of a vehicle in which that driving force or tractive force is obtained from various devices such as electric motors, steam engine drives, diesel engine dives, etc. is known as traction system.
Traction system may be broadly classified into two types. They are electric-traction systems, which use electrical energy, and non-electric traction system, which does not use electrical energy for the propulsion of vehicle.