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.
University of Wisconsin, MadisonEngineering Experiment Station
Madison, WI United States 53706
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Beachley, N H
- Frank, A A
- Publication Date: 1974-12
- Pagination: 174 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic transmissions; Automobiles; Automotive engineering; Carbon monoxide; Distance; Energy; Fuel consumption; Fumes; Hydrocarbons; Manual transmissions; Nitric oxide; Nitrogen oxides; Performance evaluations; Propulsion; Simulation; Transmissions; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Crankcase fumes; Mechanical drive; Motor vehicle engines
- Subject Areas: Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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