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1 1 Fuel consumption model for buses considering bus route and passenger load variations Fuel consumption model for buses considering bus route and passenger load variations Caixia Yang and Eric Bibeau University of Manitoba Tom Molinski Manitoba Hydro

2 2 Introduction Motivations and objectives Data description, processing and analysis Fuel consumption model Simulation results Model validations and discussions Conclusions and discussions Presentation outline

3 3 Air pollution has negative impacts on public health and our environment. In Canada, the transportation sector is the 2 nd largest energy user and the 2 nd largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that lead to climate change. Most transit buses are diesel powered in North American. Introduction

4 4 Diesel fuel expense contributes to transit services operational cost. Electrification of transit buses can reduce exhaust emission and improve fuel economy. Modelling and simulation of electric powertrain topologies for transit buses. depend on transit bus duty cycles. Introduction

5 5 Most models on fuel consumption and emission are based on standard or pre- defined driving cycles. The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center tests bus fuel consumption and emission using Transit Coach Operating Duty Cycle3 Central Business District cycles, 2 Arterial cycles, and 1 Commuter cycle. Introduction

6 6 Transit buses usually provide service along predetermined routes following planned schedules. They are frequently operated in stop and go patterns. Therefore, actual buses fuel consumption and emission are very different with the reported values conducted on dynamometer in the laboratory over standard driving cycle. Motivations and objectives

7 7 As discussed in the literatures, the driving cycle should reflect the actual buses operational conditions. Specific driving cycle needs to be developed for estimating Winnipeg Transit fuel consumption and emission. Therefore, there is a need to generate more complete dataset for bus electrification. Motivations and objectives

8 8 Data Description Climate Information Data Subset Itinerary Data Subset Utilization Data Subset Binary-formatted Data Subset Transit Service Routes Data Subset

9 9 Climate Information Data Subset Climate information will help us estimate buss fuel consumption and electrical travel range due to air- conditioner usage during winter and summer seasons.

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11 11 Itinerary Data Subset This data subset is generated by Winnipeg Transit for service planning including service routes, sequence bus stops and locations, travel distance between two bus stops, and operating date.

12 12 Winnipeg transit service areas with seven transit stations locations generated based on latitude and longitude of all bus stops selected from itinerary data and seven transit stations

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14 14 Utilization Data Subset This data subset was collected from 82 buses equipped with APC system operating along 124 testing routes. The bus location, date and time are recorded by GPS receiver in a second by second basis.

15 15 Data Collection Data were collected from 82 buses operated along 124 testing routes including school and work service routes. These buses are equipped with Infodev automatic vehicle localization system and automatic passenger counting (APC) system.

16 16 Basic system installation: Basic data collection method: APC system, data collection and transmission system

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18 18 This data subset is collected from 545 diesel buses along 89 routes over thirteen months starting from January 2010 to January Binary-formatted Data Subset

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21 21 This data subset is generated based on available information. It provides 89 service routes information. This data subset is valuable for finding charging locations and available charging time, which is necessary when convert diesel bus to plug-in electric bus. Service Routes Data Subset

22 22 ( 1) 3 free downtown shuttle routes (2) 28 downtown routes (3) 29 express routes (4) 5 crosstown routes (5) 20 regular suburban routes (6) 4 demand-responsive suburban routes Winnipeg Transit Service Routes

23 23 Distribution of Winnipeg Transit routes with service time for (a) Weekdays (b) Saturdays (c) Sundays/holidays

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25 25 Simulate fuel consumption of selected representative routes considering service route information, bus models, and passenger load variation Calculate overall average fuel consumption considering weight factors of each representative route Determine average daily consumed fuel Fuel consumption model

26 26 Fuel consumption model 1 Fuel consumption of representative service routes (1)

27 27 (1) 3 free downtown shuttle routes (2) 28 downtown routes (3) 29 express routes (4) 5 crosstown routes (5) 20 regular suburban routes (6) 4 demand-responsive suburban routes Winnipeg Transit Service Routes

28 28 Parameters used in power and energy simulation and fuel consumption model

29 29 Average fuel consumption: where c i stands for coefficient factors of the six representative routes, Fuel i represent fuel consumption values of the six representative service routes calculated from Equation 1. (2) Fuel consumption model 2

30 30 where Fuel Average stands for average fuel consumption calculated from Equation 2, Distance DailyAverage stands for average daily travel distance of each bus. (3) Fuel consumption model 3 Daily average consumed fuel:

31 31 Simulation results Fuel consumption of representative service routes:

32 32 Simulation results Average overall fuel consumption: Daily average consumed fuel:

33 33 Dataset Application for Fuel consumption modelling The generated dataset is applied to Winnipeg Transit bus fuel consumption model developed by Yang and Bibeau [6]. Route 1 operated on September 17, 2010 is selected as an example.

34 34 Route #1 service route with 30 stops

35 35 Travel distance, speed, acceleration and fuel consumption of bus 911 (1996 D30LF) for Route #1 with 15 passenger load on September 17, 2010

36 36 Discussions The possible reasons include: Different number of bus stops: Central business district cycle 4 stops/ km Winnipeg 7 stops/km Different frequency of stop-and- go: Bus needs to stop on red lights, or at stop signs, or wait for pedestrians cross the road.

37 37 The proposed model includes information on the transit bus, operating speed, environmental factors, and passenger load variations. Fuel consumption analysis is conducted over multiple driving cycles for six representative Winnipeg Transit service routes from six different categories. Conclusions

38 38 We validate the proposed model through standard test reporting data and real operation estimations made by Winnipeg Transit. The results demonstrate that the proposed model provide much improved accurate and reliable fuel consumption estimation than standard testing. Conclusions

39 39 Conclusions When applying the proposed model to other locations, appropriate analysis of operation data and selection of the representative driving cycles are required. Accurate estimation of fuel consumption by a valid simulation model will benefit analysis of the battery size and charging station required for plug-in-hybrid electric buses.

40 40 Reference 1.Cleaning the air in Canadian cities, Environment Canada Energy efficiency trends in Canada , Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada 3.Energy use data handbook , Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada 4.Transportation in Canada 2010-an overview, Transport Canada TP A. Esteves-Booth, T. Muneer, H. Kirby, J. Kubie, and J. Hunter, The measurement of vehicular driving cycle within the City of Edinburgh, Transp. Res. Part D, 6(3), pp. 209– 220, May 2001.

41 41 Reference 6.Bus test reports on New Flyer buses D40, D40LF, D30LF, Bus Testing and Research Center 7.C. Yang and E. Bibeau, Fuel consumption simulation model for transit buses based on real operating condition under cold weather to assist bus electrification, SAE Technical Paper , SAE World Congress 2012, Detroit, MI. DOI: / Funding: NSERC-IRC. 8.Standard driving cycles for buses, available at

42 42 Acknowledgments NSERC/Manitoba Hydro Industrial Chair Bill Menzies Steven J. Brandson Phil Wiwchar Soheil Shahidinejad Ali Ashtari

43 43 Thank you! Thank you! Questions? Questions?


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