The chemical and physical properties of diesel fuel are reviewed along with their relationships to the fuel economy and emissions of diesel powered automobiles and light trucks. The fuels considered include both conventional and alternative diesel fuels. Additives are surveyed and their impacts on combustion and overall engine performance are discussed. The fuel economy potential of future lubricants is investigated, particularly (1) upgraded mineral oils, (2) synthetic oils, and (3) colloidal suspension in mineral oils.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Fiat Research Center

    Strada Torino 10043, Orbassano 50
    Turin,   Italy 

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cornetti, G
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-79-42 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1424
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1981 12:00AM