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Vehicle fuel consumption and emission modelling: an in-depth literature review

Faris, Waleed Fekry and Rakha, Hesham and Kafafy, Raed Ismail and Mohammed Idres, Moumen and Elmoselhy, Salah (2011) Vehicle fuel consumption and emission modelling: an in-depth literature review. International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing, 6 (3/4). pp. 318-392. ISSN 1745-6444 (O), 1745-6436 (P)

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Modelling of vehicle fuel consumption and emissions has emerged as an effective tool to help develop and assess vehicle technologies and to help predict vehicle fuel consumption and emissions. A review to identify the current state-of-the-art on vehicle fuel consumption and emissions modelling is elucidated. This review categorises vehicle fuel consumption and emissions models into five classifications. The relevant main models to each of these classifications are presented. These models are then compared with regard to assumptions, limitations, merits, drawbacks, characteristic parameters, data collection techniques, accuracy, and relevance to road traffic. The study demonstrates that the trends of vehicle fuel consumption and emissions provided by current models generally do satisfactorily replicate field data trends. In addition, the paper demonstrates that mesoscopic models, empirical models, mean value-based models, and quasi dimensional models strike a balance between accuracy and simplicity and thus are very suitable for transportation and control applications. The study shows as well that no one model as yet fully meets the needs of transportation applications.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4694/16780
Uncontrolled Keywords: engine modelling, drivetrain modelling, fuel consumption, vehicle emissions, emission modelling, literature review
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof.Dr. Waleed Fekry Faris
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 13:03
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 13:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16780

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