ALTERNATIVE POWER UNITS

Nine types of engine are described and illustrated. (1) the wankel rotary engine; (2) the stratified charge engine; (3) the stirling engine; (4) the gas turbine engine; (5) the Rankine engine; (6) the diesel engine; (7) battery propulsion; (8) the fuel cell; and (9) hybrid systems. Summary details given include main advantages and disadvantages, fuel and lubrication requirements, operating cycle, and organizations active in development or manufacture. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Petroleum

    1 St. James Place
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1Y 4PD
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Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM