Research of individual factors affecting the engine power while a passenger car operation
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University of Zilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Department of Road and Urban Transport, Univerzitna 8215/1, 010 26 Zilina, Slovak Republic
Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice, Faculty of Technology, Department of Transport and Logistics, Okruzni 517/10, 370 01 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, ul. Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Ural State University of Economics, 8 Marta, 62, 620144, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Publication date: 2018-12-31
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2018;82(4):143-152
Power of any kind of a car engine is considered to be one of the basic factors in order to choose or assess vehicles equipment or its appropriateness. It influences several operation properties including car maximum velocity, car acceleration, etc. A car producer shall issue the data about an engine power of a car in a form of its technical attributes, nevertheless an engine power specification is also stated in a car registration certificate. Engine power may be defined as the maximum engine output at given revolutions of an engine, i.e. maximum engine power. In most of cases of cars operation, various situations may occur in order to specify the maximum engine power value. This study addresses the issue of determining individual factors affecting the engine power while a passenger car in operation, i.e. testing the engine power on the single roller bench and related particular analysis.
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