A HYDROGEN ENGINE FOR HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES

The usage of hydrogen in road vehicle engines is unlikely to be introduced on a large scale before the 21st century. This is partly due to the fact that the on-board hydrogen storage is technically still not satisfactorily solved. Also on a cost basis the use of hydrogen is currently not competitive with the application of fossil based fuels and the respective infrastructure for fuel distribution is not available. The subject of this paper is the development of a hydrogen fuelled engine within the scope of a project where a liquid hydrogen carrier was to be used; the MTH-system was presented in several publications. In this paper, results obtained during the development of a heavy truck engine from a diesel engine to a hydrogen fuelled s.i. version are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Twentieth FISITA Congress, (SAE P-143), The Automotive Future, Volume 4, Austria, 6-11 May 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Knecht, W
    • Hakimifard, D
    • Carletta, M
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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  • Accession Number: 00392585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 845138, HS-037 482
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM