Thesis (Ph.D., Civil Engineering) -- University of Idaho, 2015 | The main goal of this dissertation is to offer Guidelines for Eco-Traffic Signal System Operations in Small and Medium Size City Environments.
The first part of this dissertation synthesizes and documents different aspects of emissions inventories, models, and optimized these models. This synthesis work focused on three areas: fuel consumption and emission modeling tools; sources of emissions inventory and data used in the models; and how to optimize these emission models.
The second part of this dissertation deals with vehicle performance modeling using advanced engine package software (GT-Suite). In this part of the dissertation, I will conduct vehicle performance modeling using an advanced engine package software (GT-Suite). The main goal is to determine the real fuel consumption, and environmental impact caused by the idling, cruising, stopping,/ and accelerating from different speeds at signalized intersection.