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Old 04-11-2008, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Economy related papers

I have read a lot of stuff since I got interested in fuel economy and always kept a copy of the papers I found contained interesting informations. So I decided to get my stuff organized and share it all with you. The following papers mostly deal with aerodynamics and engine or drive train efficiency.

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REFLEXIONS SUR L’ENERGETIQUE DES VEHICULES ROUTIERS

Alternative and Future Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Road Vehicles

Vehicle Design Strategies to Meet and Exceed PNGV Goals

Improving Automobile Fuel Economy: New Standards, New Approaches

Advanced Automotive Technology: Visions of a Super-Efficient Family Car

Increasing the Fuel Economy and Safety of New Light-Duty Vehicles

A Mid-Sized Sedan Designed for High Fuel Economy and Low Emissions: The 1999 UC Davis FutureCar

Secrets of Better Fuel Economy

WHITE PAPER ON FUEL ECONOMY

Affect of Windows Down on Vehicle Fuel Economy as compared to AC load


Powertrain

IdleStop and Go: a way to improve fuel economy

The Zero Inertia Powertrain

ALTERNATIVE AND FUTURE FUELS AND ENERGY SOURCES FOR ROAD VEHICLES

Comparison of Engine Power Correction Factors for Varying Atmospheric Conditions

Engine Oil Effects on the Friction and Emissions of a Light-Duty, 2.2L Direct - Injection - Diesel Engine

Fuel Additive Strategies for Enhancing the Performance of Engines and Engine Oils

A Lesson in the Physics of Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Engine Combustion Dynamics Normal Combustion

Comparison of Engine Power Correction Factors for Varying Atmospheric Conditions

Reduced Air Pollution and Fuel Consumption With Preheated Car Engines

Evaluation of Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Emissions During Engine Warm-up

Changes of Low Load Engine Parameters by Temperature of Mixture

REDUCED COLD START EMISSIONS THROUGH USE OF ELECTRIC ENGINE HEATERS

Effects of Exhaust Throttling on Engine Performance and Residual Gas in an SI Engine

Effect of Breathing Characteristics on the Performance in Spark-Ignition Engines

Effects of Engine Operating Conditions on Catalytic Converter Temperature in an SI Engine


Aerodynamics

Aerodynamic Effects on an Automotive Rear Side View Mirror

Advanced Aerodynamic Devices to Improve the Performance, Economics, Handling and Safety of Heavy Vehicles

Vehicle Body Design

Rear Mounted Wings on Saloon Race Cars

An Experimental Investigation of the Flow Over the Rear End of a Notchback Automobile Configuration

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles – State of the Art and Tasks for the Future

The Influence of Aerodynamics on the Design of High-Performance Road Vehicles - Part 1

The Influence of Aerodynamics on the Design of High-Performance Road Vehicles - Part 2

Fuel Savings by Means of Flaps Attached to the Base of a Trailer: Field Test Results

Development of Pneumatic Aerodynamic Devices to Improve the Performance, Economics, and Safety of Heavy Vehicles

AERODYNAMIC DEVICES TO REDUCE THE BASE- AND UNDERBODY DRAG OF SEMITRAILER UNIT

Advanced Aerodynamic Devices to Improve the Performance, Economics, Handling and Safety of Heavy Vehicles

Simple and Low-Cost Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Devices for Tractor-Trailer Trucks

DRAG OPTIMIZATION OF LIGHT TRUCKS USING COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

Hybrid Method for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization in Automotive Industry

Developpement of a New Boundary Layer Control Technique for Automotive Wind Tunnel Testing

Effect of moving surface on the aerodynamic drag of road vehicles

Large-eddy simulation of flow separation over an airfoil with synthetic jet control

EXTERNAL FLOWS: BOUNDARY LAYER AND SEPARATION

Some Elementary Aspects of Boundary Layer Theory

Pickup Truck Aerodynamics – Keep Your Tailgate Up

Flow-Field Measurement of Device-Induced Embedded Streamwise Vortex on a Flat Plate

The Effect of Vortex Persistence on Boundary Layer Behavior

Effects of Surface Roughness and Vortex Generators on the NACA 4415 Airfoil

UNSTEADY FLUID MECHANICS OF STARTING-FLOW VORTEX GENERATORS WITH TIME-DEPENDENT BOUNDARY CONDITIONS

Effect of Vortex Generators in Confined Swirl Flow

Adaptive Separation Control System Using Vortex Generator Jets for Time-Varying Flow

VORTEX GENERATORS TECHNICAL TRIALS ARTICULATED HGV

Flow Separation From Free Surfaces

AERODYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE PORSCHE 907LH/005

Fundamental Study of Aerodynamic Drag Reduction for Vehicle with Feedback Flow Control

Progress in Reducing Aerodynamic Drag for Higher Efficiency of Heavy Duty Trucks

Reducing Aerodynamic Drag and Fuel Consumption

Velocity and Aerodynamic Drag

Micro-Vortex Generators

Research on Aerodynamic Drag Reduction by Vortex Generators

CFD modeling of the flow around the Ahmed vehicle model

Advanced Aerodynamic Trailer Technology


Rolling resistance

TYRE ROLLING RESISTANCE ON ROAD

Passenger Tire Rolling Resistance

Rolling Resistance Testing: California Energy Commission’s Fuel Efficient Tire Program

The influence of tyre pressure on the comfort and handling of passenger cars

LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF TYRE SLIDING GRIP COEFFICIENT

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD SPECIAL REPORT 286: TIRES AND PASSENGER VEHICLE FUEL ECONOMY

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BTW, feel free to add any link that you consider contains useful info in regards to FE, and I'll add them in the first post. I mostly linked to PDF files (all but one), but there are tons of other useful links for sure (from the top of my head I can think of a few over at autospeed).
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input vs. output

Tas, that's an impressive list. Do you perhaps have documentation related to output vs. input for any specific engines (especially the chevy 305)? Something like torque vs. fuel consumption? Any leads on where to find it? Thanks for any advice...

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