DEVELOPMENT OF A LIQUID HYDROGEN CAR

For the purpose of participation in the SEED Rally 1975 held in U.S.A., a Datsun B210 passenger car with a 1.4-liter displacement engine was converted to a liquid hydrogen car within four months. It had a liquid hydrogen tank with a capacity of 230 liters (61 gal.) at 5 atm. g (71 psi.g) pressure, because it must run a minimum 650 km (400 miles) even in the worst case. Since the lower temperature hydrogen gas gives better performance in the engine, fuel was led from the rear tank to the front engine through a vacuum insulated pipe. Fuel was injected intermittently into the intake port by a mechanical valve. This car successfully ran the entire distance of the Rally (2800 km (1730 miles)), suggesting that the liquid hydrogen car has a bright future with regard to the energy economy, performance, emission, and safety. /Author/

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  • Pagination: p. 27-58

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  • Accession Number: 00139624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM