A preliminary study to predict emissions and fuel consumption of Australian motor vehicles was undertaken. Twenty-eight vehicles were tested on a dynamometer to obtain hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides. Regression functions of speed and acceleration were fitted to the data and found to be accurate to within about 10% for the group of vehicles. Emissions and fuel consumption predictions were then made for a range of driving pattern data measured in Sydney traffic. The results gave a strong correlation of carbon monoxie, hydrocarbons and fuel consumption with average speed. Nitrogen oxides were almost independent of average speed and showed more scatter. (a) (TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Kent, J H
    • Mudford, N R
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Accession Number: 00322165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM