A model is presented for the calculation of energy consumption and air pollutant emissions from rail transport. It is based on the estimation of energy consumption from a matirx describing the distribution of speeds and accelerations for operation. It is shown that calculations can be performed on a spatial or temporal distribution of operating conditions. CO2 and NOx emissions are generally predicted within 20 % of experimental values. The influence of matrix size is determined. Typical results are presented indicating the effects of operating speed, number of stops and covering goods wagons on energy consumption and emissions.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Environment and transport|
|Place of Publication||Bron France|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||Environment and transport - Avignon, France|
Duration: 19 Jun 2003 → 20 Jun 2003
|Conference||Environment and transport|
|Period||19/06/2003 → 20/06/2003|
Lindgreen, E. B. G., & Sorenson, S. C. (2003). A model for the estimation of energy consumption and air pollutant emissions from rail transport. In Proceedings of Environment and transport (pp. 175-181). INRETS.