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MIRIAM - Models for rolling resistance In Road Infrastructure Asset Management Systems


English name: Models for rolling resistance In Road Infrastructure Asset Management Systems
Project status: finished
Project duration: 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2016
Website address: http://miriam-co2.net/
Project budget: 10000000.00
Contact info: Public contact: Danish Road Institute - Public email: vd@vd.dk
 

Short description

Developing Models for rolling resistance In Road Infrastructure Asset Management systems allows the road administrations to forecast the amount of CO2 emitted by vehicle rolling resistance in relation to pavement type and condition for a complete road network. Hereby it becomes possible to optimize pavement rehabilitation strategies and specify pavement types with low rolling resistance.

Full description

Globally road transport is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emission and is one of the few energy consuming sectors where the emissions are increasing. Fuel consuming passenger cars has a significant impact on climate change, and in Europe they account for app. 12% of the total CO2 emission. It is noticeable that even though the EU as a whole has reduced greenhouse gas emission by just below 5% from 1990 to 2004, the CO2 emission from road transport has increased by 26%. Measuring rolling resistance, the energy consumed hereby and the amount of CO2 emitted is a first step towards incorporating CO2 values in road asset management systems. Developing Models for rolling resistance In Road Infrastructure Asset Management systems allows the road administrations to forecast the amount of CO2 emitted by vehicle rolling resistance in relation to pavement type and condition for a complete road network. Hereby it becomes possible to optimize pavement rehabilitation strategies and specify pavement types with low rolling resistance. Miriam will provide a strategic tool for setting up and achieving energy saving and CO2 reducing goals for decision makers to use. The aim for MIRIAM will be models for: Energy saving through reduced rolling resistance Vehicle CO2 and Rolling Resistance Sources Transport Infrastructure Operation and Management