Energy Systems Modeling
Proposed transformations to the nation's energy system will introduce astonishing new technologies into the market, cause widespread changes in our energy consumption patterns, and even physical changes to the power grid. The result? Our energy system will be altered in complex and interdependent ways that are far too difficult to envision.
Argonne uses comprehensive systems analysis tools and its advanced computing capabilities allow the complexity of energy systems to be investigated as a whole system instead of component parts. In this manner, an in-depth understanding of the technologies' cumulative impacts on our future environment, economy and security can be gained.
Rapidly evaluate new powertrain and propulsion technologies for improving fuel economy through virtual design and analysis in a math-based simulation environment.
The General Computational toolkit (GCtool) is a versatile simulation software package for designing, analyzing, and comparing different power-plant configurations. This flexible software uses a modular approach to integrate many of the detailed thermodynamic and component models developed during decades of fuel cell and power system research at national laboratories and in private industry.
Evaluate engine and fuel combinations on a consistent fuel-cycle basis; measure the petroleum displacement and greenhouse gas emissions of medium and heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment.
Meet the requirements of automotive engineering throughout the development process, from modeling to control, with this state-of-the-art flexible and reusable simulation package.
Estimate the potential energy use, oil use, and carbon emission impacts of advanced light and heavy-duty vehicle technologies and alternative fuels through 2050.
Mr. Conzelmann is the Director of the Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis. His center develops modeling and simulation tools and provides analytical services to government institutions and private sector clients around the world on strategic energy and environmental issues. Experts Guide »