MODELING, ANALYSIS, AND EVALUATION OF RANKINE CYCLE PROPULSION SYSTEMS

THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO DEVELOP A GENERALIZED COMPUTER MODEL OF A RANKINE-CYCLE AUTOMOTIVE PROPULSION SYSTEM TO BE USED FOR THE ANALYSIS OF PROPULSION SYSTEM DYNAMICS. DIGITAL COMPUTER MODELS WERE DEVELOPED FOR FOLLOWING PROPULSION SYSTEM COMPONENTS: WORKING FLUID-- WATER AND ORGANIC; COMBUSTOR; VAPOR GENERATOR; EXPANDER--RECIPROCATING AND TURBINE; CONDENSER; REGENERATOR; FEEDPUMP; AND CONTROLS. OTHER VEHICLE SYSTEM MODELS WHICH WERE DEVELOPED TO PERMIT ANALYSIS OF ENGINE DYNAMICS DURING REALISTIC DRIVING TRANSIENTS INCLUDE: TRANSMISSION; VEHICLE MOTION; ROUTE MISSION PROFILES; AND DRIVER. A MODULE-LINKAGE APPROACH WAS EMPLOYED. LINKAGE OF THE INFORMATION SIGNALS FORMS A TOTAL SYSTEM MODEL WHICH CAN BE EMPLOYED FOR TRANSIENT ANALYSIS OF THE ENTIRE PROPULSION SYSTEM. THE DERIVATION OF THE MODELS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO SPECIFIC DESIGNS ARE INCLUDED. STEADY-STATE AND TRANSIENT RESULTS ARE PRESENTED. /NTIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • FINAL REPT Contract No EPA-EHS-70-111
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Authors:
    • Skinner, J H
    • Shah, R P
    • Boothe, W A
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 181 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1973 12:00AM