A model for the estimation of energy consumption and air pollutant emissions from rail transport

Erik Bjørn Grønning Lindgreen, Spencer C Sorenson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Environment and transport
Place of PublicationBron France
PublisherINRETS
Publication date2003
Pages175-181
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventEnvironment and transport - Avignon, France
Duration: 19 Jun 200320 Jun 2003

Conference

ConferenceEnvironment and transport
CountryFrance
CityAvignon
Period19/06/200320/06/2003

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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.