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Analytical model of a vehicle platoon
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Automatic Control. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Platooning is a way of reducing traffic flow, road congestion and, above all, fuel consumptionby maintaining a short intermediate distance between heavy duty vehicles (HDVs). This isaccomplished by every vehicle controlling the distance to the vehicle ahead electronicallywith the help of vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication.When a HDV platoon is travelling from a starting point to a destination, there might be anumber of different possible routes. To decide which route is more fuel efficient, simulationsof velocities and fuel consumption are usually done. Simulating the velocity trajectories ofa platoon with many vehicles can be quite computationally intense. This thesis develops apoint-mass model for an HDV platoon to reduce the computation time of these simulations.The simulation time for the point-mass model is in the order of O(N) times faster than theoriginal simulations, where N is the number of vehicles in the platoon. When choosing themost fuel efficient route, the best route can be guaranteed in some cases, due to calculatedlower and upper bounds on the fuel consumption.

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2013. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
railway vehicles, trucks, platooning, vehicle platoon, eco-routing, fuel consumption
National Category
Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-94674ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--13/4710--SEOAI: diva2:634249
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Scania CV AB
Subject / course
Automatic Control
Available from: 2013-07-02 Created: 2013-06-28 Last updated: 2013-07-02Bibliographically approved

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