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Old 08-11-2009, 06:53 AM   #43 (permalink)
Piwoslaw
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Svietlana II - '13 Peugeot 308SW e-HDI 6sp
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Coastdown results

I went through the coastdown data and got some numbers. Since it turned out that the test track is sloped, I decided to process the 'E' and 'W' runs independently. I used the spreadsheet you can get from IWillTry.org to find the Cd and Crr coefficients. I modified the spreadsheet for 5 second intervals instead of 10sec.
No mods:
.WEBoth
Cd0.3330.3350.334
Crr0.01100.01800.0144

With mods:
.WEBoth
Cd0.3340.3250.324
Crr0.01000.01550.0130


In the 'W' runs it appears that Cd increased, but when including all runs it dropped from 0.334 to 0.324. That's not much The roof rails and mirror did change frontal area, though. I guess you can't really change much in a 1.5 ton cow with the FA of a barn. Maybe I'll find a better, flatter road with less traffic somewhere around here and repeat the tests.

Yesterday evening the Wife was looking at used VW Lupos, the 3L versions. I looked over her shoulder and got jealous. Those things are so small, and weigh only half as much as Svietlana. Well, we both know that there's no reason to have two cars when we don't use the one we have too often.
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