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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Monsanto Research Corporation

    800 North Lindbergh Boulevard
    St Louis, MO  United States 

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Division of Advanced Automotive Power Systems Development
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States 

    Sundstrand Aviation

    Alpine and Harrison
    Rockford, IL  United States  61101
  • Authors:
    • Sindermann, F
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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