Tools & Calculators

Power electronics component benchmarking

ORNL’s Power Electronics and Electric Machinery research group uses unique wide bandgap evaluation facilities to benchmark components for inverters, converters, and onboard vehicle chargers. Results cover a variety of performance metrics and are available here. 

Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework

ORNL bioenergy data and visualization tools are available for use by government, industry, academia, and the public on the DOE Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework. 

The Bioenergy KDF supports the development of a sustainable bioenergy industry by providing access to a variety of data sets, publications, and collaboration and mapping tools that support bioenergy research, analysis, and decision making. In the KDF, users can search for information, contribute data, and use the tools and map interface to synthesize, analyze, and visualize information in a spatially integrated manner.

ORNL manages, DOE’s most visited website, which provides consumers with tools and information for selecting new vehicles and saving fuel. Researchers develop new decision-making tools for the site and translate ORNL vehicle research into driving tips about factors that affect fuel economy such as air conditioner use, vehicle speed, extreme temperatures, and cargo carriers. See the list to the right for some useful fuel economy links.

MA3T Model

ORNL developed the Market Acceptance of Advanced Automotive Technologies (MA3T) model to simulate the diverse purchasing behaviors among individuals in the market place. The model is available as a free download.

Transportation Energy Data Book

The Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) is a desktop reference containing comprehensive data on transportation with an emphasis on energy. Designed by ORNL’s Center for Transportation Analysis for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the TEDB was first published in 1976 and has continued to the current Edition 33.

Download the pdf or email Stacy Davis to request a free hard copy.

National Household Travel Survey

ORNL analyzes the survey data for the National Household Travel Survey, which provides national estimates of daily, local, and long-distance travel categorized by travel mode, purpose, and a host of other characteristics.

Freight Analysis Framework

The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) is a robust database developed by ORNL in collaboration with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. The FAF houses the most comprehensive, publically available database of freight movements and provides accurate estimates for tonnage, value, and ton-miles by origin, destination, mode, and commodity type. Policy makers and transportation planners in the public and private sectors rely on FAF as a critical tool in making strategic decisions in the planning, operation, investment, and asset management of America’s freight system. 

Transportation Fact of the Week

Each week, ORNL shares new transportation-related data on the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website.

Vehicle Technologies Market Report

ORNL produces the Vehicle Technologies Market Report for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office. The report details major trends in the nation’s light-duty vehicle and medium- and heavy-duty truck markets.

Intelligent Transportation Systems Asset Viewer

ORNL developed the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Asset Viewer for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The ITS Asset Viewer geographically maps the location of traffic cameras, message boards, and more.

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