Simulation for Automobile Power Performance and Fuel Economy

Power performance and fuel economy are both important indexes of the automobile. In designing a certain vehicle, when the total weight, distribution of the load and the tyres are specified, in traditional ways a lot of dynamic calculation work and numerous experiments are required to get the parameters of a proper engine and power train. Because of many constraints, the ideal results are not obtained. If the operating conditions of the vehicle are simulated by using a computer to optimize the parameters of the engine, transmission and driving axle, much better results can be obtained. In this paper, based on a mathematical model, the simulation for automobile power performance and economy is designed. The calculation on an actual vehicle is taken with this software and calculated values are in good agreement with the practical data. An analysis of the influence of some chief factors on automobile power performance and fuel economy is carried out, and this can provide the reference guide for automobile design.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 2867-2872
  • Monograph Title: ICTE 2011

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01458105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784411841
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2011 4:45PM