An automotive powerplant using an organic Rankine-cycle engine has been designed, built, and tested in a preprototype configuration. A description of the system and results from expander, combustor, and preprototype system testing is presented. Emission results show that the system could meet the 1976 emission standards specified by Congress in the 1970 Clean Air Act. Performance and fuel consumption predictions are presented for a prototype system based on both experimental and analytical results obtained to date.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Patel, P
    • Doyle, E F
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No. 740297
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM