Original scientific paper
MODELLING OF NON-ROAD TRANSIENT CYCLE
2013, 14 (4) p. 1298-1311
The paper describes the modeling of NRTC (Non-Road Transient Cycle) test procedure based on previously measured characteristics of fuel consumption, carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrocarbons (HC), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates (PM) production. It makes possible to compare the current technical condition of an internal combustion engine of an agricultural tractor with its previous state or other tractor’s engine. Based on measured characteristics, it is also possible to model any other cycle without further measurements (NRSC test procedure, cycle for specific conditions – mountain tractor, etc.). The result may thus contribute to improving the environment by reducing the production of harmful substances emitted into the air and save money due to reduced fuel consumption.