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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.
Not an easy operation on a measured curve like that. Even if you could do
it, it would give you a handy index, but not as much information as the
>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.
It wouldn't be too hard to plot various graphs nomalized for vehicle
gearing and weight, but that might take too much of the fun out of arguing
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