Vehicle Coast Analysis: Typical SUV Characteristics 2008-01-0598
Typical factors that contribute to the coast down characteristics of a vehicle include aerodynamic drag, gravitational forces due to slope, pumping losses within the engine, frictional losses throughout the powertrain, and tire rolling resistance. When summed together, these reactions yield predictable deceleration values that can be related to vehicle speeds. This paper focuses on vehicle decelerations while coasting with a typical medium-sized SUV.
Drag factors can be classified into two categories: (1) those that are caused by environmental factors (wind and slope) and (2) those that are caused by the vehicle (powertrain losses, rolling resistance, and drag into stationary air). The purpose of this paper is to provide data that will help engineers understand and model vehicle response after loss of engine power.
Ashley L. Dunn, Gregory D. Uhlenhake, Dennis A. Guenther, Gary J. Heydinger, Grant J. Heydinger
SEA Ltd., The Ohio State University
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Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation and Tire and Wheel Technology, 2008-SP-2157, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems-V117-6EJ, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems-V117-6