Platooning for Improved Safety and Efficiency of Semi-trucks [PISES - IV]

In order to be improve the mobility of goods, energy-efficiency is critical for economics and platooning is a critical enabler to improves the productivity of freight movement. The project builds on earlier projects, PISES I-III, to build advanced simulation capabilities for understanding platooning in real-world environments. In particular, in this project, the research team will focus on estimating the overall power draw of the platoon using a platooning aware drag coefficient. In order to develop a model for platoon-aware drag coefficient over a wide range of operating conditions, the team will perform a series of computation fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of platoons of trucks in single vehicle and platoon configurations. This will guide energy-estimation in real-world conditions which will be compared against real-world data obtained through deployment partner, Locomation.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
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  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Viswanathan, Venkat

  • Start Date: 20220701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01848343
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2022 12:53PM