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dc.contributor.authorSnare, Matthew C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:44:15Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:44:15Z
dc.date.issued2002-08-26en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08262002-141356en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34779
dc.description.abstractEffectively modeling the acceleration behavior of vehicles is an important consideration in a variety of transportation engineering applications. The acceleration profiles of vehicles are important in the geometric design of roadways and are used to model vehicle behavior in simulation software packages. The acceleration profile of the vehicle is also a critical parameter in fuel consumption and emissions models. This paper develops and validates a vehicle dynamics model to predict the maximum acceleration rates of passenger vehicles. The model is shown to be superior to other similar models in that it accurately predicts speed and acceleration profiles in all domains and for a variety of vehicle types. The paper also modifies the model by introducing a reduction factor, which enables the model to predict the typical acceleration patterns for different driver types. The reduction factors for the driving population are shown to follow a normal distribution with a mean of 0.60 and a standard deviation of 0.08. The paper also provides new data sets containing maximum and typical acceleration profiles for thirteen different vehicles and twenty different drivers.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectTraffic Simulationen_US
dc.subjectVehicle Dynamics Modelsen_US
dc.subjectVehicle Accelerationen_US
dc.titleVehicle Dynamics Model for Predicting Maximum and Typical Acceleration Rates for Passenger Vehiclesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRakha, Hesham Ahmeden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKachroo, Pushkinen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDion, Francoisen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08262002-141356/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-08-26en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-08-27
dc.date.adate2002-08-27en_US


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