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Energy Performance Evaluation for Three Selected Common Commercial Vehicles Based on Fuel Economy
American Journal of Modern Physics
Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2018, Pages: 62-67
Received: Nov. 3, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 30, 2017; Published: Jan. 17, 2018
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Hayatu Abba Ibrahim, Department of Physics, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Nura Yakubu, Department of Physics, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
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Abstract
This work is on measurement of automobile performance on Nigerian roads using the method of fuel economy. The current located area is the road linking Maiduguri city to Bama town all in Bono State, Nigeria. The emphasis is made on performance of automobile in relation to fuel consumption with fuel economy. Road safety enhancement is also highlighted. Two particular methods (by two groups of physicists) were first identified for measurement of automobile performance. For reasons of accuracy, one of them was decided for the current study area covering a distance of sixty-six kilometers (66 km). Three samples of vehicles namely, Golf II, Hiace II and 505 Peugeot Station Wagon were chosen because the 1985 models were found to be commoner. Conditions of the road affected the results. Further, when global averages of the samples were analyzed, except for small deviation, the method verified well. Other useful parameters associated with fuel consumption and fuel economy were also determined. This study particularly finds that the average fuel economy, average energetic performance of both Golf II and 505 Peugeot Station Wagon is equivalent but higher than that of Hiace II.
Keywords
Fuel Economy, Energetic Parameters, Vehicles, Roads, Fuel Consumption
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Hayatu Abba Ibrahim, Nura Yakubu, Energy Performance Evaluation for Three Selected Common Commercial Vehicles Based on Fuel Economy, American Journal of Modern Physics. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2018, pp. 62-67. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmp.20180702.11
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