Energy performance of rapid bus route

Sehen, Mohanad Sabri (2018) Energy performance of rapid bus route. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka.

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The transportation sector contributes significantly to the use of global energy and emissions due to its traditional dependence on fossil fuels. Climate change, security of energy supplies and the significant increase in demand for public transportation are causing the governments to embark studies on sustainable transportation. Fortunately, there are immediate opportunities to reduce hazardous emissions through the adoption of the latest technologies in buses. One of the potential solutions to the sustainable public transportation is with the use of Rapid Bus System (RB). This system has significantly gained popularity around the world as it is a cost-effective alternative to the expensive urban rail system. However,the main problem with this system is the quantity of hazardous emissions particulary carbon dioxide gas that can result to global warming, which eventually can be catastrophic. In this work, the evaluation and analysis of the optimal energy consumption of the Rapid Bus System (RB) through different route and criteria was performed. The energy consumed was calculated with the aid of smart phone applications namely MotionX-GPS. Online map was also utilized. From the raw data obtained, analysis was conducted and the results obtained shows that the average energy consumed for a particular bus on route is approximately 5.01 MJ. The routes selected are located around Melaka city. The data obtained can be further used to study the strength and weaknesses of RB system so that a more efficient RB can be realised in future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy conversion, Energy harvesting, Renewable energy sources, Energy performance, Rapid bus route
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FKM
Depositing User: Mohd. Nazir Taib
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2018 05:12
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 09:08
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