FURTHER TRACTIVE RESISTANCE TESTS WITH A GAS ELECTRIC DRIVE AUTOMOBILE

FURTHER TESTS ON A GAS-ELECTRIC DRIVE AUTOMOBILE DESCRIBED 'AT THE TWELFTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD' WERE GIVEN. THE EQUIPMENT AND METHODS USED WERE DESCRIBED IN' THE TWELFTH PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD. A MODEL 314' CADILLAC COACH WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC GAS-ELECTRIC DRIVE WAS' USED. A METHOD OF DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF TRACTIVE RESISTANCE' WAS DESCRIBED WHEREIN THE MAGNITUDES OF THE FORCES RESISTING' MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE WERE DETERMINED BY MEASURING THE' ELECTRICAL ENERGY CONSUMED IN PROPELLING THE CAR. THE TOTAL' TRACTIVE RESISTANCE WAS EXPRESSED BY FORMULA. AN ANALYSIS WAS' MADE OF TRACTIVE RESISTANCE ON LEVEL ROAD, POWER REQUIREMENTS' AND GASOLINE CONSUMPTION ON GRADES, TEMPERATURE EFFECTS', EFFECTS OF WIND, AND TIRE BEHAVIOR.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 13, ParT I, PP 116-123, 5 FIG; part of Report of Project Committee on Tractive Resistance and Allied Problems
  • Authors:
    • Paustian, R G
    • Smith, T C
  • Publication Date: 1934

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 7-8, 1933. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and Papers
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 29 1971 12:00AM