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Kappra Coffee Talks on Research

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Experience with writing, editing, and submitting the article Modeling the Impact of Road Network Configuration on Vehicle Energy Consumption to the renowned transport journal Energy 

Blaž Luin


20.9.2017 at 12.15, Lecture room 204



Some roads connect the source and destinations directly, others connect them by winding, indirect routes. Indirect connections extend distances and increase fuel consumption. A similar effect can be observed on congested roads and on mountain roads with many altitude differences. Against this background, the authors propose a methodology for analysing road networks based on the energy consumption of vehicles and the energy needed to create more efficient long-distance connections. This approach takes into account the volume of traffic, the proportions of vehicle classes, the geometry of the road and the energy required for the operation of the road infrastructure, for maintenance work and for the construction of the roads themselves.