TWO WAYS TO BOOST A LIGHT DUTY DIESEL
Light duty diesels are often criticised for their poor specific power but boosting can be used to improve the situation. An exercise was carried out in which the performance of a naturally aspirated diesel car was compared with identical vehicles fitted with turbocharged and Comprex boosted engines. The measures necessary to apply the two boosting systems to the engines are described and the test bed performance obtained is shown for each case. Standard vehicle tests were made with each system and the performance, fuel consumption, noise and emissions results are compared.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Monoghan, M L
- Publication Date: 1979-3
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Diesel engines; Fuel consumption; Noise; Performance tests; Pollutants; Vehicle performance; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00308765
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790038
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 31 1980 12:00AM