AN EMISSION AND FUEL USAGE COMPUTER MODEL FOR TRUCKS AND BUSES

This paper presents the development of a computer model to simulate fuel usage and emission contributions of the past and future truck and bus population in the United States. The projected future years are beyond 1976 to 1990. The trends in vehicle population growth, yearly miles traveled and ton-miles are also calculated by the model. The formulation of the model is based on a systems approach. The preliminary quantitative results are discussed to demonstrate the satisfactory performance of the computer model. Increased rates of dieselization are analyzed to determine their effect on reducing fuel consumption and the impact on total emission contributions. The use of the computer model to study an urban area for air quality is discussed. /GMRL/

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    • Presented at SAE Passenger Car Meeting, Troy, Michigan, 5-9 June 1978.
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    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Jambekar, A B
    • JOHNSON, J H
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 36 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00183063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780630, HS-025 533U
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-R803782010
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1985 12:00AM