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Transport Problems

Silesian University of Technology

Subject: Economics, Transportation, Transportation Science & Technology


eISSN: 2300-861X



VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 2 (June 2016) > List of articles


'> Zinoviy STOTSKO / Correspondence '> Myroslav OLISKEVYCH *

Keywords : vehicle, highway, transport cycle, energy consumption

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 123-131, DOI:

License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Received Date : 21-February-2015 / Accepted: 01-June-2016 / Published Online: 02-February-2017



Summary. This paper is devoted to the problem of reducing vehicle energy consumption. The authors consider the optimisation of highway driving cycle a way to use the kinetic energy of a car more effectively at various road conditions. The model of a vehicle driving control at the highway which consists of elementary cycles, such as accelerating, free rolling and deceleration under forces of external resistance, was designed. Braking, as an energy dissipation regime, was not included. The influence of the various longitudinal profiles of the road was taken into consideration and included in the model. Ways to use the results of monitoring road and traffic conditions are
presented. The method of non-linear programming is used to design the optimal vehicle control function and phase trajectory. The results are presented by improved typical driving cycles that present energy saving as a subject of choice at a specified schedule.

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