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Vol. 168, Issue 4, April 2014, pp. 142-149




Study on a New Type of Electric-controlled Engine Fuel Consumption Meter
Based on Volume Method

1 Qing-Yong Zhang, 2 Zhan-Hua Huang, 1 Jian Huang

1 School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Fujian University of Technology, 350108, China
2 Department of automobile engineering, Zhangzhou Institute of Technology, 363000, China
1 Tel.: +86-18060484371, fax: +86-591-22863232

E-mail: zhqy1127@163.com


Received: 24 December 2014 /Accepted: 7 March 2014 /Published: 30 April 2014

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: At present study on the testing methods and instruments for vehicles’ fuel consumption is still not perfect. It still can’t provide a rapid and accurate measuring method and instrument. A new type of fuel consumption meter structure is developed which used two small containers to relay to supply the engine and realizes oil consumption measuring by detecting the real- time liquid level in the containers. Photoelectric sensors and a chip microcomputer are used to realize transient detection. Its structure and principle are analyzed. The system of its hardware and software of the electric-controlling system are designed. Some key components are selected and the process of exhausting, starting and measuring are designed. Precision test of the system is performed, and the result shows the accuracy of the meter in the range of 800 ml is 0.1 %, which meets the requirements and the feasibility of the structure is verified. Finally the main influencing factors are analyzed.


Keywords: Fuel Consumption Meter, Volume Method, Measuring Precision, Photoelectric Sensors, Chip Microcomputer.


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