DIESEL BUS PERFORMANCE SIMULATION PROGRAM
A diesel bus performance computer simulation program was developed. This program provides information on acceleration, velocity, horsepower, distance traveled, and fuel consumption as a function of time from the originating station. The program was written for diesel engine operation although heat engines other than diesel may be substituted. Fuel economy calculations, using the program, agree well with available measurements on urban buses and may be considered as representative of a baseline urban bus. Component submodels and vehicle coefficients used in the program have been carefully structured to represent current urban buses. This report includes a general description of the simulation program and the type of input data it required along with the results obtained by simulating a typical transit bus.
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Lincoln Electric Company22801 St Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH United States 44117
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Larson, G
- Zuckerberg, H
- Publication Date: 1979-4
- Pagination: 204 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Computer programs; Diesel engines; Fuel consumption; Simulation; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel electric power
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00197518
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0044-79-1Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-UMTA-79-16
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM