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Development, Application And Implementation Of A Fuel Consumption Model For The European Vehicle Fleet

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT970101

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,055 kb

Author(s)

R.B. Singh, A. Micallef & J.J. Coils

Abstract

This paper discusses the development, application and implementation of FUELFAC, a computer model for the prediction of fuel consumption factors for the European vehicle fleet. FUELFAC calculates fuel consumption factors from input parameters which include vehicle speed, road type i.e. urban, rural or motorway (used for determining the length of trip associated with different driving cycles) and road geometry (e.g. slope), ambient temperature, vehicle fleet classification and signal phasing traffic flow details at road junctions (to model the different operational driving modes at signalised intersections). The model is designed to cater fo

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