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## Acceleration
Simulation

Speed-Wiz features an advanced acceleration simulation
system. The simulator uses an advanced and innovative algorithm that has
been tested and perfected over a long period of time. It is also very fast,
taking only a small fraction of a second to execute, thanks to some careful
code optimization.

The simulation is based on inputs from the acceleration
input window, plus the
gear ratios and shift points you specify
(or calculated shift points based on your specified gear ratios). A wide
variety of inputs is available, including shift time, road grade (up or down
hill), head wind (or tail wind),
and altitude. Of course, settings such as 4-wheel
drive and differential type that you specify in
the vehicle information section and
weather conditions from the conditions
input also used.

Power input can come from specified or calculated maximum power value,
maximum torque value, power curve, or torque curve.

The simulator can display its output in numerous formats: acceleration
table, acceleration plot, data
log view, graphs, and several report views.

The acceleration table displays a
step-by-step list of the acceleration sequence. The "step size" between each
line is fully adjustable and can be based on time, speed, distance, or
engine speed.

The acceleration plot gives you a graphical
representation of the acceleration performance. All of the outputs are
plotted, either in real time or in "inspection mode".

A view of some selected acceleration parameters in a
graph
window.

Acceleration simulation data can also be sent to the data
log viewer where it can be examined yet another way.

For a simpler acceleration calculation, see the Dragstrip
calculation.

Acceleration rate graph

Acceleration force graph

Acceleration combined graph

Wheel thrust graph