Develop Multi-Scale Energy and Emission Models

The proposed project develops a tool for the assessment of short-term and medium-term effects of network-level traffic-flow improvement projects on energy consumption and environment. Current state-of-the-art models estimate vehicle fuel consumption and emissions based on simple vehicle trip characteristics. While this approach has been widely utilized by transportation planners/engineers for the evaluation of network-wide impacts on energy consumption and environment, it is not efficient for the evaluation of energy and environmental impacts of short-term and medium-term effects of network-level traffic-flow improvement projects, including Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) applications. This tool can be utilized to evaluate the energy and environmental impacts of alternative transportation-related projects prior to their implementation in the field and possibly reduce the adverse impacts of transportation projects on energy consumption and environment.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT12GUTC17

    KLK900-SB-002

  • 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:

    Nelson, Douglas

    Ahn, Kyoungho

    Rakha, Hesham

  • Start Date: 20120102
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31791

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01571804
  • 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