A HIERARCHY OF VEHICLE FUEL CONSUMPTION MODELS

A brief review of existing fuel consumption models is presented in the light of recent developments in this area. Emphasis is on models relating to road based passenger vehicles and Australian developments. Various levels of models are identified with regards to model simplicity and accuracy. Relationships of the models to each other and to fuel consumption data are considered in an effort to demonstrate the fundamental principles employed in the development and use of various fuel consumption models. A hierarchy of models is identified ranging from detailed models for automotive engineering purposes (level 0 models) to coarser models for traffic, levels in the model hierarchy can be associated with levels of traffic/transport systems, ranging from micro to macro scale. It is concluded that different levels of models are appropriate for different areas of use, but in a particular area of use it is preferable to use a single model which is applicable to a wide range of operating characteristics. It is felt that future research should place more emphasis on the use of on-road data. (TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Akcelik, R
    • Bayley, C
    • Bowyer, D P
    • Biggs, D C
  • Publication Date: 1983-10

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  • Accession Number: 00384505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 426
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM