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Reduced Carbon and Energy Footprint in Highway Operations: The Highway Energy Assessment (HERA) methodology
Año:2014
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingeniería civil y arquitectura
Datos
Descripción
Global demand for mobility is increasing and the environmental impact of transport has become an important issue in transportation network planning and decision-making, as well as in the operational management phase. Suitable methods are required to assess emissions and fuel consumption reduction strategies that seek to improve energy efficiency and furthering decarbonization. This study describes the development and application of an improved modeling framework ? the HERA (Highway EneRgy Assessment) methodology ? that enables to assess the energy and carbon footprint of different highways and traffic flow scenarios and their comparison. HERA incorporates an average speed consumption model adjusted with a correction factor which takes into account the road gradient. It provides a more comprehensive method for estimating the footprint of particular highway segments under specific traffic conditions. It includes the application of the methodology to the Spanish highway network to validate it. Finally, a case study shows the benefits from using this methodology and how to integrate the objective of carbon footprint reductions into highway design, operation and scenario comparison.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Networks And Spatial Economics
ISSN
1566-113X
Factor de impacto JCR
1,805
Información de impacto
Volumen
DOI
10.1007/s11067-014-9225-y
Número de revista
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1
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Participantes
  • Autor: Natalia Sobrino Vazquez (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
  • Autor: Sara Hernandez Del Olmo (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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