1973-02-01

Performance and Operational Characteristics of High-Powered Diesel Truck Engines 730721

There has been an accelerated growth in power of diesel engines in United States line haul trucking. This paper analyzes the effect of high power on engine-related operating variables that occur under different highway conditions and dissimilar terrain features. When properly applied, high-powered diesel engines can increase average vehicle speed and/or fuel economy.

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