The effect of highway geometry on fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles operating in eco-driving mode
Paper in proceedings, 2018

This paper presents an analysis of the effects of the geometry of a highway on fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles operating in eco-driving mode. Field data from a high traffic volume highway in Norway are used in this study. Vertical and horizontal profile layers of the same road sections are considered individually and merged with vehicle field data. The study includes a correlation and regression analysis to investigate the relationship between the road gradient and the rate of fuel consumption of a representative truck. The effect of road gradient is examined in both acceleration and deceleration (retardation) mode. Different models are devel-oped, which can serve as a tool for decision making at early design and planning phases of a highway project, where information on fuel consumption and its environmental impacts may influence design choices.

Author

Booto Gaylord Kabongo

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Rolf André Bohne

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Hrefna Vignisdottir

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Kelly Pitera

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Giuseppe Marinelli

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Helge Brattebø

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Holger Wallbaum

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Babak Ebrahimi

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

CRC-Taylor & Francis Group

2179-2185

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

Subject Categories

Environmental Engineering

Infrastructure Engineering

DOI

10.1201/9781315100333-308

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