Civil and Environmental Engineering MS Project Presentation: Ryan Conrad
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce Ryan Conrad's MS Project Presentation: "Methods for Estimating Vehicle Fuel Consumption in Urban Road Networks Using Geographical Attributes."

Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Engineering Building 202L (CEE Conference Room)
Adviser: Dr. Miguel Figliozzi

This paper presents statistical techniques for estimating vehicle fuel consumption in urban road networks based on vehicle and geographical factors. A routing algorithm utilizing map data from the OpenStreetMap project and elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is presented and used to generate routes that minimize vehicle fuel consumption. Statistical models are then developed to estimate fuel consumption in three tested urban areas based on vehicle weight, elevation and speed characteristics of the region. The models were tested on measures drawn from the underlying graph data used by the routing engine as well as values derived from measurements on a digital elevation model. The results provide some promising techniques for the estimation of vehicle fuel consumption using only geographical data for long-range planning purposes.