Vehicle Performance

  • Ralph Alcock


The performance of road vehicles is primarily concerned with their ability to negotiate grades, to accelerate, and to maintain a desired road speed for a given load. The performance of these vehicles is analyzed by considering equations for motion and for tractive effort in combination with the power plant and transmission characteristics.


Engine Speed Gear Ratio Rolling Resistance Rear Wheel Vehicle Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Alcock
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  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentSouth Dakota State UniversityBrookingsUSA

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