Facilities and Lab

High performance computing

These organizations provide high-performance computing facilities (supercomputers).

  • Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC-UT Austin)
  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES-TAMU)

Parallel computing facilities at TAMU will be available for the air quality related modeling studies. The cluster currently includes 36 nodes using Intel Quad-Core CPUs (which gives a total of 142 CPU cores), 84 Gigabyte of total RAM and 10.5 TB of total hard disk space.

TEES also acquired a well known digital simulator product-RTDS, which will be available to the Center researchers for real-time simulations of the interactions between the power system and PEVs. In addition, the labs account for several stationary test beds for power electronics, motor drives, controls, vehicle power and propulsion systems, and a mobile test bed for evaluation of traction motor drives and internal combustion engines for traction applications.

UT labs

The Network Modeling Center lab conducts research on large-scale complex networks with a focus on transportation systems. The lab has powerful computing facilities, and provides access to a variety of traffic simulation and optimization software.

TAMU labs

  • Power Electronics and Motor lab (TAMU)
  • Power System Automation Lab (TAMU)
  • Power System Control & Protection Lab (TAMU)
  • Power EngineeringLab (TAMU)

The four labs listed above were developed over the years by the participating faculty and will be used to model, simulate and evaluate PEV solutions of interest in the project. Housed in over 4000 square feet of space, the labs have unique computing facilities and software that would allow for a detailed study of various aspects of PEV technology. The labs are particularly well suited for in-situ testing of PEVs controls through digital simulators developed or acquired by the participating faculty. Texas A&M is presently equipped with a digital simulator product from TLI, Inc that can be used for offline power system modeling and simulation studies.