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Modelling how changes in the driving cycle affect fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission rates: the first stage.

Kirby, Howard (2006) Modelling how changes in the driving cycle affect fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission rates: the first stage. In: World Sustainable Development Outlook 2006. Global and Local Resources in Achieving Sustainable Development. Conference of the World Association for Sustainable Development (4th). Inderscience, Geneva, pp. 294-304. ISBN 0907776280

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This paper describes a simplified procedure for estimating the fuel consumed and carbon dioxide emitted as a result of traffic demand management measures or other policy instruments. The usual methods may be based on second-by-second traffic simulation and the combination of the resulting speed profile with a relationship between fuel consumption rates (or emissions) and speed/acceleration, such as that due to Akelik. This paper shows that mathematical integration simplifies this to an analytic formula, in which the driving cycle becomes characterised by just three coefficients. These combine with the three vehicle-specific parameters of the Akelik model to produce the fuel consumption rate appropriate to that driving cycle and vehicle. The analytic method was validated against official data obtained for a set of new cars tested under two different sets of EC standards for official estimates of the fuel consumption rate for new cars and the technique enhanced in a second stage of the work.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0907776280
Electronic ISBN: 0907776280
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Additional Information: Papers selected from the 2006 Fourth International Conference of the World Association for Sustainable Development, organised by the Faculty of Economics, University of Naples, held November 2006, Naples, Italy--Preface.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transport policies; Effects; Fuel consumption; CO2 emissions; EC Standards; Mathematical modelling;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 510 Mathematics > 510 Mathematics
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 629 Vehicle engineering
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Item ID: 1896
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 May 2008 15:31
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 11:07
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1896

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