Numerical Investigation of Real-World Gasoline Car Drive-Cycle Fuel Economy and Emissions 2004-01-0635
This paper investigates an approach to modelling real-world drive cycles for the prediction of fuel economy and emission levels. It demonstrates that a steady-state engine performance data based modelling approach can be used for real-world drive cycle simulation. It identifies and demonstrates that a steady-state performance data-based approach is the only current viable approach for real-world tailpipe-out CO level predictions. It also identifies quantitatively the difference between the modal emission measurements and constant volume sampling (CVS) bag values for emission modelling validation. A systematic validation and sensitivity analysis of the modelling approach is also described.