TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 720: Estimating the Effects of Pavement Condition on Vehicle Operating Costs presents models for estimating the effects of pavement condition on vehicle operating costs.
The models address fuel consumption, tire wear, and repair and maintenance costs and are presented as computational software that is included in the print version of the report in a CD-ROM format. The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.
Appendixes A through D to the report provide further elaboration on the work performed in the project that developed NCHRP Report 720. The appendixes, which were not included with the print version of the report, are only available for download through the link below.
• Appendix B: Tire Wear Models,
• Appendix C: Repair and Maintenance Models, and
• Appendix D: An Overview of Emerging Technologies.
(Warning: This is a large file and may take some time to download using a high-speed connection.)
CD-ROM Disclaimer - This software is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences or the Transportation Research Board (collectively "TRB") be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operation of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||1-2|
|Chapter 2 - Vehicle Operating Cost Models||3-7|
|Chapter 3 - Fuel Consumption Model||8-26|
|Chapter 4 - Tire Wear Model||27-39|
|Chapter 5 - Repair and Maintenance Costs Model||40-50|
|Chapter 6 - Applicability to Emerging Technologies||51-54|
|Chapter 7 - Summary and Suggested Research||55-59|
|Attachment - User Guide for Vehicle Operating Cost Model||62-76|
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