Modeling and Simulation

The Center for Transportation Analysis staff model a diverse array of phenomena from traffic flows to energy demand, from travel behavior to refinery operations. We have produced critical planning systems used every day by the U.S. Air Force to schedule and route airlift (CAMPS), and key components for the Department of Energy's National Energy Modeling System. We have designed and developed models for personal computers, mainframes and the internet, using a wide variety of languages and modeling tools.

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Recent Work:

  • Refinery Operations
    • Refinery impacts of diesel fuel reformulation with vector-based blending.
    • Development of vector-based methodology for estimation of diesel fuel emissions of oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter.
    • Estimation of ethanol demand in United States regional production of oxygenate-limited gasoline.
    • Refinery and logistics impacts of a Renewable Fuels Standard.
    • Impacts of MTBE phase-out.
    • Impacts of Mobile Source Air Toxics rule.
    • Cost of benzene reduction in gasoline.
  • Motor Fuel Consumption Modeling
  • Temporary Loss of Highway Capacity
  • Assigned Freight Movement and Passenger Travel on Transportation Networks
  • Intermodal Bottleneck Evaluation Tool (IBET)
  • Emergency Evacuation Modeling

Selected Presentations

Highlights

Edition 36 of the Transportation Energy Data Book Released
The Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) is a compendium of data on transportation with an emphasis on energy. Designed for use as a desktop reference, the TEDB was first published in 1976 and has continued to Edition 35. The TEDB is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

2016 Vehicle Technologies Market Report
The 2016 Vehicle Technologies Market Report was released May 25, 2017 via the web. The report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets. This report is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Numerous CTA Staff gave presentations at the DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting, June 6-10, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2016 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program were held June 6-10, 2016. Numerous CTA Staff presented at this event.