The DOE/NASA Heavy Duty Transport Technology Program initiated in 1981 issmanaged by NASA Lewis Research Center. The program has a primary objective ot provide a technology base for industry to use in developing advanced heavy duty transport engines. The project focuses on adiabatic diesel engines for long-haul trucks because of their potential for fuel savings when used in this sector of the transportation industry. Ther term adiabatic diesel engine refers to any class of diesel engines which incorporate insulated walls of the chambers enclosing the working fluid in an attempt to improve engine efficiency. Industry ideas and participation in this project are encouraged through the use of Applications Notices (AN's). To date about ninety unsolicited proposals have been received in response to the two AN's issued in February 1982. About twnty contracts or grants were awarded in the five key technology areas. These areas are component technology, materials, waste heat utilization, tribology, and systems. Each of these areas is briefly discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Automotive Technology Development Contractor Coordination Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 13 November 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44135
  • Authors:
    • Davidson, H W
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

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  • Pagination: p. 99-100

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  • Accession Number: 00451568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-831142
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:51PM