The relationship between road type and fuel consumption is important in the development of transport models. This study analysed data collected for Perth's driving cycle by eliminating all stops and examining whether cruising conditions were affected by road type. The average running speed was found to vary with the type of road as expected but no direct relationship could be ascertained between fuel consumption and road type. To link fuel and road type would require much more detailed delineation of road types based on actual traffic conditions. It is simpler to measure average stops and average running speeds as the basic parameters for calculating fuel consumption. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Murdoch University, Australia

    South Street
    Murdoch, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Rainford, H
    • Lyons, T J
    • Kenworthy, J R
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 7/84

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 1:42AM