ENERGY CONSERVATION OPTIMIZATION OF THE VEHICLE-FUEL-REFINERY SYSTEM

It is the purpose of this paper to report the relative miles of transportation that can be obtained from a barrel of crude oil by using different types of engines and fuels. The options that have been studied are: 1. Use of leaded gasoline in an internal combustion engine. 2. Use of unleaded gasoline. 3. Maximum use of diesel engines. 4. Maximum use of the direct injection stratified charged engine. 5. Maximum use of gas turbine engines. It will be shown that the engine-fuel option chosen will have a large effect on the crude oil imports required which, in turn, will have a substantial impact on the United States domestic economy and balance of payments. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Tierney, W T
    • JOHNSON, E M
    • Crawford, N R
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750673 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM