Improvements to steam code

Registered by Peter Newell on 2017-04-10

Following testing of steam locomotives against BR and American locomotive Test reports, a number of areas of inconsistent operations have been identified.

See - http://forums.uktrainsim.com/viewtopic.php?f=324&t=146938

This blueprint aims to:
i) adjust code to minimise inconsistencies identified
ii) add some extra ORTS ENG file parameters for tweaking locomotive performance, eg ORTSMaxSuperheatTemperature. These parameters will place limit certain features of the model, or alternatively allow variations to locomotive performance.
iii) Investigate the feasibility of adding an additional compound type locomotive model. Implement as appropriate

Discussion: http://www.elvastower.com/forums/index.php?/topic/30153-refining-steam-locomotive-code/
Roadmap: https://trello.com/c/vZuOjQXs/268-improvements-to-steam-code

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Peter Newell
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Peter Newell
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Peter Newell
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon 1.3

Related branches

Sprints

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#3827 - initial code release - added ability to record key performance data @ 5mph intervals, user selectable
#3828 - adjustments to data log and superheat
#3830 - minor adjustment of log parameters
#3837 - adjustment of some default values for steam locomotives
#3839 - corrected issue introduced in #3836 - http://www.elvastower.com/forums/index.php?/topic/29799-steam-effects-for-diesel-locomotives-and-passenger-cars/
#3843 - adjusted default values
#3848 - adjusted code to allow more monitoring parameters
#3851 - added code for calculation of grate limit and other minor adjustments
#3852 - adjustment to how MEP (indicator diagram) is calculated.
#3854 - adjusted Boiler Efficiency defaults and corrected some errors in compound locomotive
#3864 - adjustments to compound locomotive
#3867 - turn off debug code left on
#3870 - - corrected calculation problem with DBHP introduced
#3901 - - update code in regards to injectors and ihp + bug identified - http://www.elvastower.com/forums/index.php?/topic/27773-how-to-set-tractive-effort-and-such-with-orts-in-the-eng-file/page__view__findpost__p__222382
#3903 - adjust IHP calculation, change injector input sequence, add command keys for AI Fire control

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