Development of Refuse Vehicle Driving and Duty Cycles

Nicholas Dembski, Giorgio Rizzoni, Ahmed Soliman, Jim Fravert, Kenneth Kelly

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Research has been conducted to develop a methodology for the generation of driving and duty cycles for refuse vehicles in conjunction with a larger effort in the design of a hybrid-electric refuse vehicle. This methodology includes the definition of real-world data that was collected, as well as a data analysis procedure based on sequencing of the collected data into micro-trips and hydraulic cycles. The methodology then applies multi-variate statistical analysis techniques to the sequences for classification. Finally, driving and duty cycles are generated based on matching the statistical metrics and distributions of the generated cycles to the collected database. Simulated vehicle fuel economy for these cycles is also compared to measured values.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 SAE World Congress - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: 11 Apr 200514 Apr 2005


Conference2005 SAE World Congress
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-7A40-59136

Other Report Number

  • Paper No. 2005-01-1165


  • hybrid-electric
  • refuse vehicles


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