VEHICLE EFFICIENCY: ROAD VS DYNAMOMETER
The accuracy of results obtained from vehicle fuel consumption measurements performed on a dynamometer in predicting fuel consumption on the road depends upon the ability of the dynamometer to simulate the road experience of the vehicle. A series of steady-state tests were run on a 1976 Mercury Montego on a twin-roll dynamometer at the EPA and on the Transportation Research Center test track in Ohio. Under the conditions of this experiment, significantly different fuel consumption was measured on the track versus the consumption measured on the dynamometer.
Environmental Protection AgencyStandards Development & Support Branch, 2565 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48105
- Grugett, B
- Publication Date: 1979-8
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Accuracy; Alternatives analysis; Automobiles; Dynamometers; Field tests; Fuel consumption; Performance tests; Road tests; Test procedures
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I95: Vehicle Inspection;
- Accession Number: 00313436
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-AA-SDSB-79-29 Tech Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM