Develop Mesoscopic Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Models for Use in Eco-routing Systems

This project is follow-on to the multi-level fuel consumption model development project. The assumption was that the initial effort would develop microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic models; however after reviewing all the tasks, the multi-level project will focus on developing microscopic models for buses, trucks, and potentially hybrid vehicles. This in itself is a significant effort. The effort proposed in this project will use the microscopic models developed in the first project to develop mesoscopic models that estimate vehicle fuel consumption levels using less detailed data. The input to the model will include the average roadway speed, delay, and number of vehicle stops to estimate fuel consumption levels. The team will consider testing the model in a microscopic traffic simulation software and comparing the procedure against the use of a microscopic analysis.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $300000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rakha, Hesham

  • Start Date: 20140101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35642

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01571795
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC17, KLK900-SB-002
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2015 1:01AM