Development of an Overhead Camshaft System Adapted to an SAE Supermileage Single-Person Vehicle in a Fuel Economy Perspective

This article presents a comparative study between two camshafts systems adapted to the single cylinder engine of a Supermileage vehicle in a fuel economy perspective. One system is from a Honda AF70E engine and the other is a new design. The new camshaft system was improved for fuel economy by developing a new camshaft that enhances volumetric efficiency while reducing friction losses. The comparison was made by measuring the efficiency of the engine in the speed range where the engine was used by the Supermileage vehicle and a calculation was made to show which configuration is best for the vehicle.


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  • Accession Number: 01683421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: SAE International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 03-11-03-0022
  • Files: TRIS, SAE
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2018 12:12PM