The results of a nine-month study to identify and evaluate advanced propulsion systems for on-the-road hybrid vehicles are presented. Two concepts, both utilizing Stirling engines, were evaluated for five of reference mission/vehicles ranging from a two-passenger commuter car to a large bus, each had its own performance specification. Selection of the best hybrid configuration and reference mission/vehicle was made against these requirements, as well as the major goals of reducing petroleum consumption and minimizing total energy consumption. Both parallel and series hybrid systems, utilizing kinematic and free-piston Stirling engines, respectively, were evaluated. Detailed discussion, results and conclusions of the initial parametric studies, the trade-off evaluations, the life-cycle cost studies and the conceptual design definition are presented. (ERA citation 06:012549)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Technology Incorporated

    Stirling Engine Systems Division
    Latham, NY  United States  12110

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Bhate, S
    • Chen, Huanlei
    • Dochat, G
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-159772, MIT-80TR25
  • Contract Numbers: AI01-77CS51044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM