Drag Race Simulator for
1/4 mile, 1/8 mile or Top Speed

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Drag Race Simulator for
1/4 mile, 1/8 mile or Top Speed

This simulator was developed by John Bolton.
(if anyone knows his email, I would appreciate it)


You can see the speed of your vehicle as it accelerates in the pop up window.
The summary information for your simulation is displayed at the bottom of the computational window.

Simulator Notes and User Guide
Engine Data

Max Engine Speed: RPM Rear Wheel Torque (drivetrain torque loss ignored)

Torque (pound-feet)/RPM Pairs
(Default values are from a Pontiac 463 CID. This is not an average engine.)
  Torque RPM
1
2
3
4
5
  Torque RPM
6
7
8
9
10
  Torque RPM
11
12
13
14
15
  Torque RPM
16
17
18
19
20
Drivetrain

Gear 1 2 3 4 5 6 Axle
Ratio (:1)
Drive Train Torque Loss: %
Clutch Slip Factor:
Chassis/Body

Race Weight: lb Weight on Rear Wheels: % of Race Weight
Center of Gravity Height: in Wheelbase: in
Coefficient of Drag: Cross-Sectional Area: ft2
Tires

Rear Tire Diameter: in
Front Tire Diameter: in
Rear Tire/Wheel Inertia: slug ft^2
Front Tire/Wheel Inertia: slug ft^2
Engine Inertia: slug ft^2
Coefficient of Rolling Friction:
Coefficient of Static Friction:
Environment

Temperature: o F
Barometric Pressure: in Hg
Driving Style

Shift Point
(RPM)
Auto Duration
(ms)
1-2
2-3
3-4
4-5
5-6
Roll Out: in
Launch: RPM


Time
Delta
(ms)
Display
Delta
(ms)
Mode Tower
5
10
25
100
250
500
1/8 mile
1/4 mile
Top speed
Summary Only

Auto Recall of Last Run

Memory
Location
Location Name
1 Last Run
2
3
4


Notes:

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Check Auto Recall of Last Run and all form settings and values as of your most recent "run" (after clicking the Go! button) will be automatically restored for you the next time you visit! For this to work, your browser must be configured to accept cookies.

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Be sure to select the desired memory location before clicking one of the memory buttons (Recall, Store, Clear).

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Launches are clutch-slipping with traction control, meaning RPM will stay at or above Launch RPM, and if torque to the rear wheels exceeds available traction, torque is reduced as much as is necessary to "prevent" wheel spin.


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