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Title: 21st Century Locomotive Technology: Quarterly Technical Status Report 13 DOE/AL68284-TSR13

Abstract

Upgrades and calibrations were performed on the single cylinder engine. Production of a baseline engine performance dataset has started using GE Evolution engine hardware, including the production unit pump fuel system. Long-term tests of battery cells energized at room temperature were performed. Hybrid energy storage capabilities were added to the fuel optimizer.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GE Global Research
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
881995
Report Number(s):
DOE_AL68284-TSR13
TRN: US200716%%175
DOE Contract Number:
FC04-02AL68284
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ENERGY STORAGE; ENGINES; FUEL SYSTEMS; LOCOMOTIVES; PERFORMANCE; PRODUCTION; locomotive; hybrid; fuel optimization; fuel injection

Citation Formats

Lembit Salasoo, and Jennifer Topinka. 21st Century Locomotive Technology: Quarterly Technical Status Report 13 DOE/AL68284-TSR13. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/881995.
Lembit Salasoo, & Jennifer Topinka. 21st Century Locomotive Technology: Quarterly Technical Status Report 13 DOE/AL68284-TSR13. United States. doi:10.2172/881995.
Lembit Salasoo, and Jennifer Topinka. Tue . "21st Century Locomotive Technology: Quarterly Technical Status Report 13 DOE/AL68284-TSR13". United States. doi:10.2172/881995. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/881995.
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year = {Tue May 09 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
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  • Candidate hybrid missions have been identified and analysis has been initiated to determine the energy storage system duty cycles and performance requirements. A testing program of advanced battery modules has been initiated, to establish baseline performance. Evaluation of baseline energy management system capabilities is underway.
  • The integration of the common rail injection facility with the single cylinder test facility is in progress. Injection modeling parameters wereimproved. Turbocharger experimental data was analyzed and the turbocharger inspected after full load testing. Automatic seal coat spray techniques were developed and several material compositions were tested as coupons and on representative parts. A downselect was made from hybrid energy storage vendor studies. Further development of battery state algorithms was done, and a test plan developed for locomotive demonstration of advanced energy management algorithms. Trip optimization software platform was integrated and baseline validation is in progress. Hybrid energy storage modulesmore » have been integrated into the system model.« less
  • Experimental work to map the performance of the High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) system on a locomotive is in progress. The experimental trends agree with KIVA modeling predictions. Injection optimization is in progress. Electrically-assisted turbocharger modeling was used to study passenger locomotive performance improvements. Energy storage cycling life testing began, and an improved battery state algorithm was determined. The hybrid locomotive energy storage was prepared for energy management system algorithm testing. Progress in reliable methods for computing optimal driving plans, and methods to reduce the complexity of the necessary optimization are reported.
  • Completed high pressure common rail system performance mapping at notch 8 to establish advanced fuel injection fuel savings entitlement. Investigated performance differences of several abradable coatings between full-scale tests and rub test coupons using post-run micrographic analysis. Demonstrated implementation of advanced energy management controls on hybrid locomotive. Began advanced energy storage detailed design; continued life-cycle subscale energy storage testing. Formulated trip optimization problem with hybrid locomotive, and evaluated first implementation to produce an optimal driving plan.
  • Locomotive-scale single cylinder engine with common rail fuel injection data was gathered to explore the fuel consumption and particulate matter emissions entitlement. A structured experiment on thermal spray application of polymer based compressor abradables was begun. Turbine performance improvements were found due to metallic abradables coatings. Hybrid energy storage battery ripple current and long-term cycling tests have been performed. Final track test of advanced energy management system was performed. Fuel optimization computational methods have been enhanced, and a prototype real-time graphic interface developed.