CHARACTERIZATION OF HEAVY-DUTY MOTOR-VEHICLE EMISSIONS UNDER TRANSIENT DRIVING CONDITIONS

The objective of this program was to characterize heavy-duty diesel truck and bus emissions produced during transient driving cycles. In the initial phase of the program an improved roadload simulation method was developed for use in operating large trucks on a chassis dynamometer. This method was used in testing vehicles on the chassis dynamometer. The second phase of testing involved operation of six vehicles on the chassis dynamometer removal of the engine and testing of the engines. Chassis emissions were then compared to engine emissions. Additionally, chassis tests were conducted over a range of dynamometer inertia settings for two of the six vehicles for the purpose of comparison with engine emissions. Baseline emissions were also measured on six buses, fiive single-axle tractors, and 17 dual-axle tractors over the chassis version of the transient cycle. Regulated emissions and several uregulated emissions were measured on baseline tests. Unregulated emissions included particulate, aldehydes and ketones, phenols, DOAS odor, various elements, nitropyrenes, and Ames mutagenic response.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78228-0510
  • Authors:
    • Warner-Selph, M A
    • Dietzmann, H E
  • Publication Date: 1984-11

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  • Pagination: 166 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00396688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 1:28AM