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SAE Fuel Consumption Test Procedure (Engineering Method)

2021-07-08
WIP
J1526
This document describes a fuel-consumption test procedure that utilizes industry accepted data collection and statistical analysis methods to determine the difference in fuel consumption between vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds. This test procedure can be used for an evaluation of two or more different vehicles but is not to be used to evaluate a component change. Although on-road testing is allowed, track testing is the preferred method because it has the greatest opportunity to minimize weather and traffic influences on the variability of the results. All tests shall be conducted in accordance with the weather constraints described within this procedure and shall be supported by collected data and analysis. This document provides information that may be used in concert with SAE Recommended Practices J1264, J1252, J1321, and J2966 as well as additional current and future aerodynamic and vehicle performance SAE standards.
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Truck and Bus Coastdown Procedure

2021-06-11
CURRENT
J2978_202106
This document describes a rigorous engineering test procedure that utilizes industry-accepted data collection and statistical analysis methods to determine the road load and to estimate the aerodynamic drag area of trucks and buses weighing more than 10000 pounds. The test procedure may be conducted on a test track or on a public road under controlled conditions and supported by extensive data collection and data analysis constraints. The estimated aerodynamic-drag-area result represents a single-speed and single-yaw-angle condition. Test results that do not rigorously follow the method described herein shall not be represented as an SAE J2978 result.
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Guidelines for Aerodynamic Assessment of Medium and Heavy Commercial Ground Vehicles Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

2021-06-11
CURRENT
J2966_202106
This document outlines general requirements for the use of CFD methods for aerodynamic simulation of medium and heavy commercial ground vehicles weighing more than 10000 pounds. The document provides guidance for aerodynamic simulation with CFD methods to support current vehicle characterization, vehicle development, vehicle concept development, and vehicle component development. The guidelines presented in the document are related to Navier-Stokes and Lattice-Boltzmann based solvers. This document is only valid for the classes of CFD methods and applications mentioned. Other classes of methods and applications may or may not be appropriate to simulate the aerodynamics of medium and heavy commercial ground vehicle weighing more than 10000 pounds.
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Fuel Consumption Test Procedure - Type II

2020-10-20
CURRENT
J1321_202010
This document describes a rigorous-engineering fuel-consumption test procedure that utilizes industry accepted data collection and statistical analysis methods to determine the change in fuel consumption for individual trucks and buses with GVWR of more than 10000 pounds. The test procedure may be conducted on a test track or on a public road under controlled conditions and supported by extensive data collection and data analysis constraints. The on-road test procedure is offered as a lower cost alternative to on-track testing, but the user is cautioned that on-road test may result in lower resolution (or precision) data due to a lack of control over the test environment. Test results that do not rigorously follow the method described herein are not intended for public use and dissemination and shall not be represented as an SAE J1321-Type II test result.
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Truck and Bus Aerodynamic Device and Concept Terminology

2019-08-02
CURRENT
J2971_201908
This SAE J2971 Recommended Practice describes a standard naming convention of aerodynamic devices and technologies used to control aerodynamic forces on truck and buses weighing more than 10000 pounds (including trailers).
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Test Method for Measuring Power Consumption of Air Conditioning and Brake Compressors for Trucks and Buses

2018-01-08
WIP
J1340
The testing techniques outlined in this SAE Recommended Practice were developed as part of an overall program for testing and evaluating fuel consumption of heavy duty trucks and buses. The technique outlined in this document provides a general description of the type of equipment and facility which is necessary to determine the power consumption of these engine-driven components. It is recommended that the specific operating conditions suggested throughout the test be carefully reviewed on the basis of actual data obtained on the specific vehicle operation. If specific vehicle application is not known, see SAE J1343. The purpose of this document is to provide a recommended test procedure for establishing the power consumption of an air brake compressor or an air conditioning compressor. It is intended that this test procedure be used to determine compressor power consumption over a range of operating conditions, including both the loaded and unloaded modes.
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Test Method for Measuring Power Consumption of Hydraulic Pumps for Trucks and Buses

2018-01-08
WIP
J1341
This document covers evaluation techniques for determining the power consumption characteristics of engine driven hydraulic pumps used on heavy-duty trucks and buses. The testing technique outlined in this SAE Recommended Practice was developed as part of an overall program for testing and evaluating fuel consumption of heavy-duty trucks and buses. The technique outlined in this document provides a description of the test to be run to determine power consumption of these engine driven components, the type of equipment and facilities which are generally required to perform these tests are discussed in SAE J745. It is recommended that the specific operating conditions suggested throughout the test be carefully reviewed on the basis of actual data obtained on the specific vehicle operation.
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Constant Speed Aerodynamic Procedure for Heavy Vehicles

2017-09-25
WIP
J3156
Develop and document an aerodynamic constant speed procedure for heavy vehicles that can accurately calculate the aerodynamic performance through the typical expected yaw angles during operation at highway speeds.
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Guidelines for Aerodynamic Assessment of Medium and Heavy Commercial Ground Vehicles Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

2017-04-18
HISTORICAL
J2966_201704
This document outlines general requirements for the use of CFD methods for aerodynamic simulation of medium and heavy commercial ground vehicles weighing more than 10 000lbs. The document provides guidance for aerodynamic simulation with CFD methods to support current vehicle characterization, vehicle development, vehicle concept development and vehicle component development. The guidelines presented in the document are related to Navier-Stokes and Lattice-Boltzmann based solvers. This document is only valid for the classes of CFD methods and applications mentioned. Other classes of methods and applications may or may not be appropriate to simulate the aerodynamics of medium and heavy commercial ground vehicle weighing more than 10 000lbs.
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SAE Wind Tunnel Test Procedure for Trucks and Buses

2017-04-07
WIP
J1252
The scope of this SAE Recommended Practice is sufficiently broad that it encompasses the full range of full-scale medium and heavy duty vehicles represented as either full-scale or reduced-scale wind tunnel models. The document provides guidance for wind tunnel testing to support current vehicle characterization, vehicle development, vehicle concept development, and vehicle component development.
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SAE Fuel Consumption Test Procedure (Engineering Method)

2015-09-17
CURRENT
J1526_201509
This document describes a fuel-consumption test procedure that utilizes industry accepted data collection and statistical analysis methods to determine the difference in fuel consumption between vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds. This test procedure can be used for an evaluation of two or more different vehicles but is not to be used to evaluate a component change. Although on-road testing is allowed, track testing is the preferred method because it has the greatest opportunity to minimize weather and traffic influences on the variability of the results. All tests shall be conducted in accordance with the weather constraints described within this procedure and shall be supported by collected data and analysis. This document provides information that may be used in concert with SAE Recommended Practices J1264, J1252, J1321, and J2966 as well as additional current and future aerodynamic and vehicle performance SAE standards.
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Guidelines for Aerodynamic Assessment of Medium and Heavy Commercial Ground Vehicles Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

2013-09-17
HISTORICAL
J2966_201309
This document outlines general requirements for the use of CFD methods for aerodynamic simulation of medium and heavy commercial ground vehicles weighing more than 10 000lbs. The document provides guidance for aerodynamic simulation with CFD methods to support current vehicle characterization, vehicle development, vehicle concept development and vehicle component development. The guidelines presented in the document are related to Navier-Stokes and Lattice-Boltzmann based solvers. This document is only valid for the classes of CFD methods and applications mentioned. Other classes of methods and applications may or may not be appropriate to simulate the aerodynamics of medium and heavy commercial ground vehicle weighing more than 10 000lbs.
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Truck and Bus Aerodynamic Device and Concept Terminology

2013-04-09
HISTORICAL
J2971_201304
This SAE J2971 Recommended Practice Truck and Bus Aerodynamic Device Terminology document describes a standard naming convention of aerodynamic devices and technologies used to control aerodynamic forces on truck and buses weighing more than 10,000 pounds (including trailers).
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Test Method for Measuring Power Consumption of Hydraulic Pumps for Trucks and Buses

2012-11-19
CURRENT
J1341_201211
This document covers evaluation techniques for determining the power consumption characteristics of engine driven hydraulic pumps used on heavy-duty trucks and buses. The testing technique outlined in this SAE Recommended Practice was developed as part of an overall program for testing and evaluating fuel consumption of heavy-duty trucks and buses. The technique outlined in this document provides a description of the test to be run to determine power consumption of these engine driven components, the type of equipment and facilities which are generally required to perform these tests are discussed in SAE J745. It is recommended that the specific operating conditions suggested throughout the test be carefully reviewed on the basis of actual data obtained on the specific vehicle operation.
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SAE Wind Tunnel Test Procedure for Trucks and Buses

2012-07-16
CURRENT
J1252_201207
The scope of this SAE Recommended Practice is sufficiently broad that it encompasses the full range of full-scale medium and heavy duty vehicles represented as either full-scale or reduced-scale wind tunnel models. The document provides guidance for wind tunnel testing to support current vehicle characterization, vehicle development, vehicle concept development, and vehicle component development.
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Fuel Consumption Test Procedure - Type II

2012-02-06
HISTORICAL
J1321_201202
This document describes a rigorous-engineering fuel-consumption test procedure that utilizes industry accepted data collection and statistical analysis methods to determine the change in fuel consumption for trucks and buses with GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds. The test procedure may be conducted on a test track or on a public road under controlled conditions and supported by extensive data collection and data analysis constraints. The on-road test procedure is offered as a lower cost alternative to on-track testing but the user is cautioned that on-road test may result in lower resolution (or precision) data due to a lack of control over the test environment. Test results that do not rigorously follow the method described herein are not intended for public use and dissemination and shall not be represented as a J1321-Type II test result.
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Test Method for Measuring Power Consumption of Air Conditioning and Brake Compressors for Trucks and Buses

2011-09-12
CURRENT
J1340_201109
The testing techniques outlined in this SAE Recommended Practice were developed as part of an overall program tor testing and evaluating fuel consumption of heavy duty trucks and buses. The technique outlined in this document provides a general description of the type of equipment and facility which is necessary to determine the power consumption of these engine-driven components. It is recommended that the specific operating conditions suggested throughout the test be carefully reviewed on the basis of actual data obtained on the specific vehicle operation. If specific vehicle application is not known, see SAE J1343.
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Joint RCCC/SAE Fuel Consumption Test Procedure (Short Term In-Service Vehicle) Type 1

2011-05-10
CURRENT
J1264_201105
This recommended practice provides minimum requirements for testing components or systems of the type which can be switched from one truck to another with relative ease; i.e., aerodynamic devices, clutch fans, radial tires, and the like. The test utilizes in-service fleet vehicles, operated over representative routes. The relative fuel effectiveness of the component or system under test is determined as a percentage improvement factor. This factor is calculated using the relative fuel usage of like vehicles operating with and without the specific component or system under evaluation. Accuracy capability employing this test technique is either ±1% or ±2%, depending upon the method of fuel measured. (See paragraph 7.4.)
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Test Method for Measuring Power Consumption of Air Conditioning and Brake Compressors for Trucks and Buses

2003-09-04
HISTORICAL
J1340_200309
The testing techniques outlined in this SAE Recommended Practice were developed as part of an overall program for testing and evaluating fuel consumption of heavy duty trucks and buses. The technique outlined in this document provides a general description of the type of equipment and facility which is necessary to determine the power consumption of these engine-driven components. It is recommended that the specific operating conditions suggested throughout the test be carefully reviewed on the basis of actual data obtained on the specific vehicle operation. If specific vehicle application is not known, see SAE J1343. The purpose of this document is to provide a recommended test procedure for establishing the power consumption of an air brake compressor or an air conditioning compressor. It is intended that this test procedure be used to determine compressor power consumption over a range of operating conditions, including both the loaded and unloaded modes.
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Test Method for Measuring Power Consumption of Hydraulic Pumps for Trucks and Buses

2003-04-24
HISTORICAL
J1341_200304
The testing technique outlined in this SAE Recommended practice was developed as part of an overall program for testing and evaluating fuel consumption of heavy-duty trucks and buses. The technique outlined in this document provides a general description of the type of equipment and facility which is necessary to determine the power consumption of these engine-driven components. It is recommended that the specific operating condition suggested throughout the test be carefully reviewed on the basis of actual data obtained on the specific vehicle operation. This document covers evaluation techniques for determining the power consumption characteristics of hydraulic pumps used on heavy-duty trucks and buses. The purpose of this document is to expand on the scope of the existing SAE J745. All of the specifications and apparatus utilized in that document for construction and industrial machinery can be utilized in this procedure.
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