Development of Vehicle Fleet Mix Forecast Models for Life Cycle Cost Forecast for Tunnel Ventilation Systems

The objective of this research is to provide tunnel ventilation systems owners and the Port Authority of NY & NJ with a vehicle fleet mix forecast model that will (1) enable realistic and practical long-term forecasts of the life cycle costs of tunnel ventilation systems, and (2) assist in optimizing the performance of tunnel ventilation systems during normal operation and emergency incidents. This research can be ground breaking in the industry as the unintended benefit of vehicle fleet mix (zero emission + Hybrid + regular emission) and its impact on tunnel ventilation systems is yet to be studied. In order to bring the results of this research to tunnel ventilation systems owners in the NY/NJ region and nationwide, a guidebook or similar publication will be provided. With the application of the developed models, a traditional or online training program will be arranged for professionals. A webinar on the procedures, results, and recommendations from this research is also anticipated to broaden the impacts of this research to the general public. The guidebook and training program will be prepared and organized at CAIT. The webinar can be organized at CAIT and further presented at professional societies such as ASCE and IISE.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $292,793
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC28

    CAIT-UTC-NC59

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    225 Park Avenue South
    New York, NY  United States  10003
  • Project Managers:

    Kumapley, Robert

    Szary, Patrick

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Guo, Weihong

    Jafari, Mohsen

  • Start Date: 20180901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677586
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC59
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2018 4:27PM