This report is aimed at defining analytically and demonstrating experimentally the potential of the 'lean-burn concept'. Fuel consumption and emissions data are obtained on the engine dynamometer for the baseline engine, and two lean-burn configurations of the same engine and data comparisons are made. Individual cylinder equivalence ratios are measured to evaluate the cylinder-to-cylinder distribution. Pressure-time traces from individual cylinders are used to get information about ignition delay, combustion duration and cycle-to-cycle pressure variations. Fuel consumption and emissions data for one lean-burn configuration are obtained over the Federal Driving Cycle using a chassis dynamometer and the results are compared with the stock baseline results. Using experimental results and information from the existing literature, the potential of the 'lean-burn concept' is assessed using the Blumberg-Kummer cycle analysis program. The report consists of three volumes. Volume I, the Executive Summary, presents a summary of the experimental equipment and procedure, together with the experimental results and conclusions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-251 766.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91103

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Dowdy, M W
    • Hoehn, F W
    • Vanderbrug, T G
  • Publication Date: 1951-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JPL-5040-12-Vol-1 Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-OST-75-26.I
  • Contract Numbers: RA-47-38-TMP-0223
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM