Analysis of rolling resistance models to analyse vehicle fuel consumption as a function of pavement properties

James Bryce, Joao Santos, Gerardo Flintsch, Samer Katicha, Kevin McGhee, Adelino Ferreira

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of two recently developed models that relate pavement properties to vehicle rolling resistance and fuel consumption, as well as the sensitivity of each model to roughness, texture and future traffic predictions. The two models are the Vehicle Operating Cost model developed as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project 1-45 outlined in NCHRP report 720, and the model developed as part of an international collaboration, Models for rolling resistance In Road Infrastructure Asset Management systems (MIRIAM). Furthermore, several pavement related factors that contribute to vehicle rolling are discussed in this paper. It was found that the fuel consumption was highly sensitive to future traffic growth projections. Also, the pavement macrotexture can have a significant impact on excess fuel consumption of vehicles, particularly in the case that the MIRIAM model is used to calculate fuel consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsphalt Pavements - Proceedings of the International Conference on Asphalt Pavements, ISAP 2014
PublisherA.A. Balkema Publishers, Taylor and Francis Group
Pages263-273
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781138027121
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Asphalt Pavements, ISAP 2014 - London, UK, Raleigh, United States
Duration: 1 Jun 20145 Jun 2014
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Asphalt Pavements, ISAP 2014
Abbreviated titleISAP 2014
CountryUnited States
CityRaleigh
Period1/06/145/06/14
Other01-06-2014 - 05-06-2014

Keywords

  • Energy consumption
  • Lifecycle assessment
  • Pavements
  • Rolling resistance

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    Bryce, J., Santos, J., Flintsch, G., Katicha, S., McGhee, K., & Ferreira, A. (2014). Analysis of rolling resistance models to analyse vehicle fuel consumption as a function of pavement properties. In Asphalt Pavements - Proceedings of the International Conference on Asphalt Pavements, ISAP 2014 (pp. 263-273). A.A. Balkema Publishers, Taylor and Francis Group.