ENERGETICS AND SYSTEMS MODELING: A FRAMEWORK STUDY FOR ENERGY EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION MODES

Report compares economic and energetic approaches for evaluating transportation systems. Discusses general energy theory, methods for calculating the energy value of goods and services, energy flows associated with natural systems, and energy benefit/cost analysis as applied to alternative modes for transportation of bulk commodities. Direct and indirect energy costs of transporting coal, or its energy equivalent, are evaluated, with energy costs per ton-mile and energy yield ratios (i.e., units of energy transported per unit of energy cost) compared for barge, slurry pipeline, railroad and electric transmission line systems. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Authors:
    • BAYLEY, S
    • Zucchetto, J
    • SHAPIRO, L
    • Mau, D
    • Nessel, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 88 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IWR-CR-77-10 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DACW17-75-C-0075
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM