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Influence of operation management on fuel consumption of coach fleet

Ji, Shaobo, Chen, Quilin, Tian, Guohong, Liao, Baoliang, Lv, Chengju, Li, Meng, Lan, Xin and Cheng, Yong (2020) Influence of operation management on fuel consumption of coach fleet Energy, 203, 117853.

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Abstract

In this paper, the relationship between the operation management and fuel consumption of a coach fleet was studied. The box diagram method was used to remove the abnormal data and improve the quality of sample data. Multiple stepwise regression analysis was used to confirm the major influencing factors for fuel consumption of the coach fleet. For the selected coach fleet company, the passenger quantity fluctuated periodically in the course of a year, and the time of the lowest passenger quantity appeared during the Chinese New Year. Fuel consumption per unit turnover ( ) increased with the increase of the rated engine power in general. Fuel consumption increased and decreased with the increase of carrying mileage and turnover. According to the fluctuation of passenger quantity, the number of operation vehicles was adjusted and part of the route was rearranged. The improvement measures increased the actual loading rate and reduced fuel consumption considerably, which verified the effectiveness of the measures.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Ji, Shaobo
Chen, Quilin
Tian, Guohongg.tian@surrey.ac.uk
Liao, Baoliang
Lv, Chengju
Li, Meng
Lan, Xin
Cheng, Yong
Date : 18 May 2020
DOI : 10.1016/j.energy.2020.117853
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : coach fleet; fuel consumption; stepwise regression analysis; influencing factors; energy-saving
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 04 Jun 2020 13:55
Last Modified : 04 Jun 2020 13:55
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/857072

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