PASSENGER CAR DESIGN INFLUENCES ON FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS

A DIGITAL COMPUTER SIMULATION OF A VEHICLE WAS USED TO PREDICT FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EXHAUST EMISSIONS FOR A GIVEN POWER PLANT. VEHICLE DESIGN PARAMETERS WHICH WERE CONSIDERED ARE VEHICLE SIZE AND WEIGHT, POWER PLANT AND DRIVE LINE FACTORS. EXHAUST EMISSIONS WERE CALCULATED FOR A VEHICLE FOLLOWING THE FEDERAL DRIVING CYCLE. RESULTS OF THE STUDY INDICATE THAT SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS CAN BE OBTAINED IN VEHICLE EXHAUST EMISSIONS WITHOUT EXCESSIVE FUEL CONSUMPTION PENALTIES. VEHICLE SIZE AND WEIGHT CONTROL CAN PRODUCE A 25 PERCENT IMPROVEMENT IN FUEL CONSUMPTION WHILE AT THE SAME TIME LOWERING EXHAUST EMISSIONS. OTHER PARAMETERS ALSO ACHIEVE SIGNIFICANT GAINS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROC PAPER 739113
  • Corporate Authors:

    Energy Conversion Eng Conf Proc

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  • Authors:
    • Ambs, L L
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 227-31

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM