publication . Article . 2012

Feasibility study for SOFC-GT hybrid locomotive power: Part I. Development of a dynamic 3.5 MW SOFC-GT FORTRAN model

Andrew S. Martinez; Jacob Brouwer; G. Scott Samuelsen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2012
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This work presents the development of a dynamic SOFC-GT hybrid system model applied to a long-haul freight locomotive in operation. Given the expectations of the rail industry, the model is used to develop a preliminary analysis of the proposed system's operational capability on conventional diesel fuel as well as natural gas and hydrogen as potential fuels in the future. It is found that operation of the system on all three of these fuels is feasible with favorable efficiencies and reasonable dynamic response. The use of diesel fuel reformate in the SOFC presents a challenge to the electrochemistry, especially as it relates to control and optimization of the fu...
Subjects
free text keywords: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Diesel fuel, Catalytic reforming, Engineering, business.industry, business, Automotive engineering, Carbon monoxide, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Anode, Natural gas, Dynamic simulation, System integration, Hybrid system
Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue
publication . Article . 2012

Feasibility study for SOFC-GT hybrid locomotive power: Part I. Development of a dynamic 3.5 MW SOFC-GT FORTRAN model

Andrew S. Martinez; Jacob Brouwer; G. Scott Samuelsen;