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Fuels and Engine efficiency Mechanical Engineering

  1. Jul 31, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Car (A) C180K WITH A 1.8 litre supercharged spark ignition, Maximum power output 104kw, based upon standard fuel efficiency test a vehicle with this engine would consume 6.1 liters over 100k journey

    Car (B) C220 CDI with a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine. Maximum output =109kw, based upon the standard fuel efficiency test a vehicle with this engine would consume 5.7 liters of Diesel over a 100km journey.

    QUESTION: Calculate average fuel energy consumed per kilometer in the standard fuel efficiency test for each vehicle and hence determine which version of the vehicle had the most fuel efficient engine


    2. Relevant equations

    Convert miles per 100km to miles per gallon= 100*lpg/ kmpm*lp100km

    lpg= litre per gallon= 4.54609188

    kmpm= kilometers per mile= 1.609344

    lp100km= litre per 100km

    Variables given 1 mile = 1.609 km, 1 gallon = 4.546 litre


    3. The attempt at a solution

    Convert miles per 100km to miles per gallon= 100*lpg/ kmpm*lp100km

    For Car A= 46.30 Car B = 49.56

    Car (A) 104000 x 1800 = 187200000

    187200000/ 1x10^6 =187.2

    E gasoline = 187.2/(46.30 x 1.609km x 1/4.564)

    E= gasoline= 11.47MJ/km < ANSWER

    I DON'T WANT WASTE TIME ILL TRY CAR B WHEN I'M SURE MY STEPS ARE RIGHT FOR CAR A
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2014 #2

    rude man

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    Why convert fro nice SI units to British/American units?
     
  4. Aug 3, 2014 #3
    I needed to convert it for my equation. Is my answer correct or not?
     
  5. Aug 3, 2014 #4

    SteamKing

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    What equation?
     
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