THE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE--TODAY AND TOMORROW. HORNING MEMORIAL LECTURE

A REVIEW IS PRESENTED OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES IN TERMS OF POWER, FUEL ECONOMY, AND DURABILITY IN RELATION TO DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY, PARTICULARLY THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER OCTANE NUMBER RATINGS AND INCREASED USE OF LEAD ANTIKNOCK COMPOUNDS. THE IMPACT OF THE SHIFT TO BAD-FREE FUELS OF 91 OCTANE NUMBER ON PERFORMANCE AND FUEL ECONOMY, AS THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY STRIVES TO MEET THE STRINGENT 1975 EMISSION REQUIREMENTS, IS DISCUSSED. THE LEVEL OF EMISSION CONTROL WHICH IS NEEDED TO ACHIEVE A SATISFACTORY LEVEL OF AMBIENT AIR QUALITY IS CONSIDERED, TOGETHER WITH THE CONCEPTS OF ENGINE DESIGN AND EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS AIMED AT MEETING THESE REQUIREMENTS. POSSIBLE FUTURE ENGINE AND FUEL DEVELOPMENTS WHICH WILL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION EMISSION CONTROL, COST EFFICIENCY, PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY ARE OUTLINED. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THESE DEVELOPMENTS MIGHT INCLUDE THE WANKEL ENGINE, STEAM ENGINE, AND ELECTRIC PROPULSION. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PAPER NO. 710845
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Roensc, M M
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&d Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1974 12:00AM