THE INFLUENCE OF RURAL ROAD QUALITY ON VEHICLE FUEL CONSUMPTION

The purpose of this research is to determine the difference in fuel consumption of a vehicle due to road surface type and quality. Rural road sections in three Minnesota counties (Anoka, Dakota, and Chisago) were studied. The road surfaces included new bituminous, gravel surfaces of varying condition and aggregate composition, and one earth surface. The use of an in-vehicle inertial dynamometer to measure "work" was demonstrated.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 40-41

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0965231003
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 4 1996 12:00AM