Advanced Locomotive Exhaust Gas Simulator to Fine-Tune Energy and Conversion Systems

ThermaDynamics will design and manufacture an advanced locomotive simulator to further test and validate the findings obtained in the technical and economic performance analysis of a waste heat energy recovery system applied to locomotive engines under contract TRANSIT-67. The new simulator will include an expanded combustion chamber to generate exhaust gases with thermodynamic properties comparable to those encountered in various diesel-electric locomotives operating with various duty cycles. The advanced simulator will enable prolonged testing of locomotive size waste heat recovery components and provide accurate validation data to support commercialization of these technologies.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-04, IDEA 8

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    ThermaDynamics Rail LLC

  • Principal Investigators:

    Filippone, Claudio

  • Start Date: 20140112
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39607

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562673
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-04, IDEA 8
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 1 2015 2:50AM