RESEARCH ON MOTOR VEHICLE PERFORMANCE RELATED TO ANALYSES FOR TRANSPORTATION ECONOMY

THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL AND UP-TO-DATE RUNNING COSTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR USE IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING ECONOMY STUDIES IS STRESSED IN THIS PAPER. SUGGESTIONS ARE GIVEN ON WHAT DATA ARE NEEDED AND ON THE RESEARCH METHODS THAT COULD BE USED TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED RESULTS. DETAILED DISCUSSION IS GIVEN ON FUEL CONSUMPTION, TIRE TREAD WEAR, ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, AND DEPRECIATION AS RELATED TO VEHICLE SPEED AND SPEED CHANGES, AND TO HIGHWAY DESIGN FACTORS. SPECIFIC FUEL CONSUMPTION CURVES AND DETAILED RUNNING COSTS FOR FUEL, TIRES, OIL, MAINTENANCE, AND DEPRECIATION ARE GIVEN FOR A TYPICAL PASSENGER CAR FOR SPEEDS UP TO 80 MPH ON A LEVEL TANGENT HIGHWAY. FUEL AND TIME CONSUMPTION CURVES FOR SPEED CHANGE CYCLES ARE GIVEN FOR A FULL RANGE OF INITIAL SPEEDS FOR A DIESEL 2-S2 TRACTOR -SEMITRAILER. THE PAPER CONCLUDES THAT RESEARCHERS NEED TO PLAN THE WHOLE PROJECT OF STUDY OF MOTOR VEHICLE COST FOR ECONOMY STUDIES BEFORE STARTING TEST OPERATIONS ON ANY ONE FACTOR, SO THAT ALL DATA USEFUL TO OTHER PHASES OF STUDY AND ANALYSIS CAN BE RECORDED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE RESEARCH WORK. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-18
  • Monograph Title: Engineering economy 1963
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  • Accession Number: 00201116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM