FUEL CONSUMPTION OF TRUCKS ON INDIAN ROADS

As part of road user cost study - a research project jointly sponsored by the World Bank and the government of India - controlled experiments were conducted to determine the fuel consumption of trucks. The objective was to evolve a mathematical relationship between fuel consumption and the factors likely to affect the same. The paper describes the study carried out and presents the results. It has been shown that speed and power of the vehicle and gradient and roughness of the road affect the fuel consumption significantly. The results can be used in selecting optimum speeds for running the trucks and to choose appropriate geometric standards for roads with a view to save fuel. (Author/TRRL)

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • KADIYALI, L R
    • VISWANATHAN, E
    • Sood, A K
    • Ranga, R
    • Bhandari, N K
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00388929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM