# A diesel tractor consumes 5 litres per hour of fuel whose density is 0.836 kg per litre. The heating value of the fuel is 45.4 MJkg^-1. If the thermal efficiency of the engine is 0.30, the transmission efficiency is 0.90 and the tractive efficiency is 0.75, the drawbar power of the tractor will be __________

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A diesel tractor consumes 5 litres per hour of fuel whose density is 0.836 kg per litre. The heating value of the fuel is 45.4 MJkg^-1. If the thermal efficiency of the engine is 0.30, the transmission efficiency is 0.90 and the tractive efficiency is 0.75, the drawbar power of the tractor will be __________

(a) 10.54 KW

(b) 13.18 KW

(c) 18.98 KW

(d) 39.53 KW

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Right option is (a) 10.54 KW

To explain: Thermal efficiency, η = $\frac{Brake\, power}{Fuel\, consumption*Density}$*100

BP = $\frac{FC*CV*\eta}{100}$

BP = $\frac{5*10^{-3}*0.836}{3600}*\frac{45.4*10^6*30}{100}$

BP = 15.814 KW

DP of the tractor = 15.814*0.90*0.75

= 10.67KW.

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