Analysis of cost and energy consumption for venous trasportation
Project/Area Number 
13650599

Research Category 
GrantinAid for Scientific Research (C)

Allocation Type  Singleyear Grants 
Section  一般 
Research Field 
Civil and environmental engineering

Research Institution  Yamaguchi University 
Principal Investigator 
UKITA Masao Yamaguchi University, Faculyty of Eng. Profesoor, 工学部, 教授 (60035061)

Project Period (FY) 
2001 – 2002

Project Status 
Completed (Fiscal Year 2002)

Budget Amount *help 
¥2,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,200,000)

Keywords  venous trasportation / recycling / fuel consumption / woody biomass / collection cost / transportation energy / 燃料消費 / 分別収集 / 容器包装リサイクル / 収集効率 
Research Abstract 
This year, the fuel consumption of cargo truck was mainly investigated on transporting process. Hearing surveys to shipping companies could hardly get available data of the fuel consumption separately for back and forth. Using the data barely obtained for 16 trucks, we got the following formula of energy consumption as the function of overall weight of car and cargo. y = 36.2 x^<0.419>, R^2=0.80. Then, according to fuel consumption standards the formulae were obtained as shown below. For diesel truck with manual gear: y= 51.2x^<0.354>, R^2=0.99, with autogear: y=49.0x^<0.383>, R^2=0.94 For gasoline truck with manual gear: y=4.8x^<0.697>, R^2=0.96 and for gasoline own car: y=1.44x^<0.856>, R^2=0.97. Moreover, using 6 cars including vantype, the experiment of fuel consumption was carried out by changing the number of passengers. The following formulae were obtained,. For fuelsaving car: y=113x^<0.197>, R^2=0.96, or y=100x^<0.214>, R2=0.95, and for vantype car y=158x^<0.234>, R^2=0.79. Anyhow, it is not practical to consider that energy consumption is proportional to the overall weight of car. Therefore, in a case study to analyze the cost and energy consumption necessary for the transportation of all biomass waste in Yamaguchi prefecture to Ube city, the formula y=16.2x^<0.5>, R^2=0.74 using the data of above 16 trucks was used. Comparing the efficiency in cases that the number of chipping plants is decreased to 19, 13, 6 by order. By decreasing the number it becomes disadvantageous from the point of cost and energy consumption. The necessary energy to the transportation is in the range from 0.51% to 0.67%.

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