The selection of vehicle power train components for optimum performance and efficiency is simultaneously becoming more complex and more important. Changes in vehicle operations and vehicle components are taking place at a rapid pace. Such changes include: Desire for bigger, heavier loads; More axles and double and triple trailers; More diesel engines in all vocations; Larger engines; Low speed engines; New buses; New transmissions; New axles, ratings and ratios. Refinements of the power train specification process are required. The computer simulation method is replacing such obsolete and costly methods as trial-and-error and actual test. A computer simulation can provide the answer quickly and with more consistant results. Actual vehicle results verify the accuracy of computer simulation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprint for the 13-16 November 1978 Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Schmidt, J W
    • Kesler, R L
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00195322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780961
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM