This report, which is the result of an extensive literature survey and evaluation of information, discusses the current energy situation and predicts the rapid depletion of petroleum resources by the end of this century. The report discusses the basic consideration relating to the subject including the need to consider also the indirect energy required to manufacture and maintain the vehicles as well as to construct and maintain facilities. The need to consider the actual service rendered by a system or a vehicle and the need to consider the potential effects a project may have in the fuel/energy distribution of a geographic region are also discussed. The report describes the most important parameters affecting the rate of energy consumption of vehicles, as well as facility related parameters. Studies correlating construction/maintenance energy vs dollar expenditures are also covered. Recommended procedures for preforming analyses of transportation energy consumption and comparing alternatives along with a representational method of presentation of results are detailed.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP 20-7 Final Rpt.
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM