[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: Integrating tork over rpm?

At 02:51 PM 02.08.96 -0800, Glen Powell wrote:

>You guys are on the right track! What really matters over the road is the
>*area* under the *torque* curve. Find a way to quantify this and compare the

yup--the math guys (and gals) call that an integral. Graydon said something
about seeing the torque and hp curves in a graphic--years ago, R&T used to
do that in the tech sheet of their road tests.  Unfortunately dropped some
years back--i guess their newer readership just didn't appreciate the value
of those graphs :(

>relative values of different engines and vehicle weights and you really have
>something, sort of a mathematical 1/4 mile.

* linus toy           email:  linust@interramp.com                   *
*                                                                    *
* "...it's stuff that does things people want, but they don't know   *
*     how it works.  But if they did look inside it would probably   *
*     have lots of wires."                                           *
*                            --4 year old explaining 'technology'    *