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Energies 2016, 9(8), 575; doi:10.3390/en9080575

Study on the Criteria for the Determination of the Road Load Correlation for Automobiles and an Analysis of Key Factors

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Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do 18247, Korea
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, 145, Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Academic Editor: Enrico Sciubba
Received: 2 May 2016 / Revised: 6 July 2016 / Accepted: 14 July 2016 / Published: 25 July 2016
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Abstract

To determine the fuel economy and emissions of a vehicle using a chassis dynamometer, the load to which the vehicle is subjected when it actually runs on a road, or the road load specifications, must be simulated when the dynamometer is applied. The most commonly used method to measure road load specifications is coastdown testing. Currently, road load is measured and provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle. Verification of the accuracy of the manufacturer’s reported road load specifications by a third party may reveal that the specifications are inaccurate, possibly because of different testing locations, test drivers or test equipment. This study aims at identifying key factors that can affect a vehicle’s road load correlation by using experimental design and deriving criteria for determining the correlation based on the energy difference. View Full-Text
Keywords: road load; coastdown test; fuel economy; energy discrepancy; design of experiment; evaluation criteria road load; coastdown test; fuel economy; energy discrepancy; design of experiment; evaluation criteria
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Kim, C.; Lee, H.; Park, Y.; Myung, C.-L.; Park, S. Study on the Criteria for the Determination of the Road Load Correlation for Automobiles and an Analysis of Key Factors. Energies 2016, 9, 575.

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