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dc.contributor.authorMadhusudhanan, AKen
dc.contributor.authorAinalis, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorNa, Xiaoxiangen
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, IVen
dc.contributor.authorSutcliffe, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorCebon, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-26T00:31:19Z
dc.date.available2021-01-26T00:31:19Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-01en
dc.identifier.issn1361-9209
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/316689
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the effects of aerodynamic and lightweight double-deck semi-trailers on fuel consumption of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). The HGVs were evaluated using in-service data, and computer-based simulations with coefficients of aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance estimated from coast-down tests conducted on a test track. The coast-down tests showed that the aerodynamic features reduced the coefficient of aerodynamic drag by approximately 7.2% and the wide single tyres on the lightweight trailers reduced the coefficient of rolling resistance by approximately 10%. The in-service data showed that the aerodynamic features on the aerodynamic vehicles have a statistical significance on fuel consumption. Computer-based simulations showed that the aerodynamic-lightweight trailer reduces the HGV's fuel consumption by approximately 20.2% for a long-haul drive cycle. As these improvements don’t have significant barrier to implementation, which is the case with electrification of HGVs, fleet operators can employ these improvements to reduce their carbon emissions.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleEffects of semi-trailer modifications on HGV fuel consumptionen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environmenten
prism.volume92en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.63802
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-01-18en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.trd.2021.102717en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-03-01en
dc.contributor.orcidAinalis, Daniel [0000-0002-7372-5163]
dc.contributor.orcidNa, Xiaoxiang [0000-0002-6524-7122]
dc.contributor.orcidSutcliffe, Michael [0000-0001-9729-4460]
dc.contributor.orcidCebon, David [0000-0003-2828-6445]
dc.identifier.eissn1879-2340
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idTechnology Strategy Board (103244)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/R035199/1)
datacite.issupplementedby.urlhttps://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.63690
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