INCREASED FUEL ECONOMY IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS BY USE OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT. VOLUME I - GENERAL RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Computer simulation programs have been developed, based on experimental data as well as theory, to simulate the performance of current motor vehicles over all types of driving cycles. The simulation includes the effect of the dynamic interactions among the powerplant and drivetrain components, and is quite sophisticated so as to accurately predict the performance changes produced by a wide range of vehicle modifications. Two versions have been developed--a real-time hybrid computer simulation and an all-digital batch program. Simulation of vehicles with Continuously Variable Transmissions as a replacement for the current automatic transmission has shown that a considerable improvement in fuel mileage over present-day automobiles is possible. Volume I contains the results and general discussion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Engineering Experiment Station
    Madison, WI  United States  53706

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Beachley, N H
    • Frank, A A
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30112
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM