QUANTIFICATION OF ROAD VEHICLE PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS UNDER LABORATORY CONDITIONS
Branislav Šarkan 1  
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University of Žilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Department of Road and Urban Transport, Univerzitná 1, 010 26, Žilina, Slovakia
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Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Facultyof Technology, Department of Transport and Logistics, Okružní 517/10, 370 01, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Publish date: 2018-09-01
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2018; 12(3):16–23
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Engine performance of any kind of road vehicle is considered the fundamental parameter when selecting or comparing vehicles. It affects a number of operating characteristics including, for instance, vehicle maximum speed or vehicle acceleration. A vehicle manufacturer provides the data on performance in the technical description, however, the engine performance value is specified in the vehicle registration certificate as well. Engine performance is indicated as the maximum engine output at certain engine speed. Thus, the vehicle operator disposes only the engine performance value, i.e. maximum value. In normal conditions of a road vehicle operation, several different situations take place when it is appropriate to verify the maximum engine performance value. The paper is focused on examination of the road vehicle performance, i.e. engine performance on the roller test bench and its detailed analysis.
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Branislav Šarkan   
University of Žilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Department of Road and Urban Transport, Univerzitná 1, 010 26, Žilina, Slovakia