PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF STRATIFIED CHARGE VEHICLES WITH CONVENTIONAL FUELS AND GASOLINE BLENDED WITH ALCOHOL AND WATER
The effects of fuel volatility and alcohol content on vehicular performance were determined in unmodified conventional, prechamber stratified charge, and direct injection open-chamber stratified charge vehicles. A clear water-gasoline emulsion fuel was included in the test sequence. Driveability testing revealed that the stratified charge powered vehicles were relatively insensitive to base fuel volatility. Driveability depreciated with increasing alcohol content for all vehicles. Testing of the water-gasoline emulsion showed driveability was unsatisfactory in vehicles powered with conventional and prechamber stratified charge engines but marginally acceptable in the open-chamber stratified charge engine. /GMRL/
- From: Inter-Industry Emission Control Program 2..., SAE SP-403, February 1976, pp 17-26.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Boekhaus, K L
- Copeland, L C
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Emulsions; Fuels; Gasoline; Mixtures; Stratified charge engines; Vehicle performance; Volatility; Water
- Subject Areas: Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00139756
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760197
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 6 1977 12:00AM