Miles-Per-Gallon Estimation By Bowling
The following calculates the estimated miles-per-gallon fuel consumption,
based on the
aerodynamic horsepower equilibrium occurring when propelling
a vehicle with the given coefficient of drag, frontal area, tire pressure,
brake-specific fuel consumption, and speed. The default speed of 55 MPH
corresponds to the calculation used by the EPA to estimate fuel consumption.
A value for drive train horsepower loss is also provided.
To aid in the program usage, a
drag coefficients is provided.
The following equations were used:
Aero = (0.00256 * cd * farea * mph**3)/375.0
Roll = (((0.015 + 0.0001 * mph) * weight ) * mph )/375.0
Fuel_Consumption = (Aero + Roll + hpmax)*BSFC
MPG = MPH/Fuel_Consumption