FUEL CONSUMPTION PATTERN OF NEW TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES

This paper presents the results of a study of the steady-state fu consumption of three types of new technology vehicle: (1) Maruti (2) light commercial vehicle; (3) multi-axled vehicle. The engine each vehicle was tuned and brought to a good condition before tes The tyre pressure was brought up to the manufacturer's specificat and a fuel meter was installed in the fuel line. A 1km stretch o road was selected, and experiments were done at speeds between 10 and 100kph, with the top speed depending on the vehicle type, the characteristics and the load carried. A steady speed was maintai in each case, and fuel readings were taken at the ends and midpoi the test section. Tables give details of the vehicles and test s used for the experiments. For each vehicle type, parameters were fitted to a theoretical function for fuel consumption, and compar were made between observed and theoretical values of fuel consump The effects of load and gradient on fuel consumption were measure

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    Indian Roads Congress

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    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • KADIYALI, L R
    • VISWANATHAN, E
    • SATYANARAYANA, M
    • SWAMINATHAN, A K
  • Publication Date: 1994-2

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 19-25
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00665371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2004 12:00AM