DATA BASE FOR LIGHT-WEIGHT AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL POWER PLANTS. VOLUME I: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The effects on fuel economy, emissions, passenger car safety and other variables due to the installation of light-weight Diesel powerplants were studied. Experimental data was obtained on naturally aspirated and turbocharged Diesel engines installed in subcompact and compact passenger vehicles. The data includes fuel economy as a function of engine type and horsepower, as a function of vehicle inertia weight and as a function of regulated emission constraints. Unregulated emissions have been characterized during the course of the work. The compatibility of the Diesel engine studied with passenger car structures incorporating advanced frontal crashworthiness capabilities was also verified. Volume I, the Executive Summary, presents a summary of the data obtained and a review of the important conclusions.
- See also Volume 2, PB80-204407.
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- Wiedemann, B
- SCHMIDT, R
- Publication Date: 1979-12
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Analysis; Automobiles; Compact automobiles; Costs; Crashworthiness; Databases; Diesel engines; Electric power plants; Exhaust gases; Fuel consumption; Horsepower; Maintenance; Performance evaluations; Service life; Specifications; Turbochargers; Vehicle safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Small car; Turbocharging; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Finance; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00318509
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TC-NHTSA79-62-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1193
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 27 2003 12:00AM