OPTIMUM WORKING FLUIDS FOR AUTOMOTIVE RANKINE ENGINES. VOLUME IV. ENGINE DESIGN OPTIMIZATION
Optimum system designs were determined for two turbine engines operating on RC-1 and one reciprocating engine operating on RC-2 fluid. A Rankine cycle engine optimization computer program was used. RC-1 fluid was a mixture containing 60 Mo1%, pentafluorobenzene and 40 Mo1% hexafluororbenzene. RC-2 fluid was a mixture containing 65 Mol% water and 35 Mol% 2-methylpyridine. The principal results of the analysis are predictions of engine size, weight and efficiency (vehicle miles per gallon). Computations leading to these optimum designs took into account five different steady-state load points to represent typical driving conditions. Each optimization was carried out under a number of fixed constraints selected to ensure a practical system.
- Prepared in cooperation with Sundstrand Aviation, Rockford, Ill. Paper copy also available in set of 4 reports as PB-239 246-SET, PC$20.00.
Monsanto Research Corporation800 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St Louis, MO United States
Environmental Protection AgencyDivision of Advanced Automotive Power Systems Development
Ann Arbor, MI United States
Sundstrand AviationAlpine and Harrison
Rockford, IL United States 61101
- Sindermann, F
- Publication Date: 1973-6
- Pagination: 108 p.
- TRT Terms: Automotive engineering; Benzene; Computer programs; Design; Fluids; Fuels; Gas turbines; Optimization; Piston engines; Rankine engines; Simulation; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fluorocarbons
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Pyridines; Rankine cycle
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00091114
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: EPA-68-04-0030
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM