ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SHORT TERM DRIVE TRAIN OPTIONS ON THE AUTOMOBILE AND RELATED INDUSTRIES. VOLUME II. CHARACTERIZATION OF OPTIONS

This report assesses the potential impact on the automobile and related industries of the production implementation of short term (1976 through early 1980's) drive train and fuel options. Drive train options examined comprise modifications to the conventional spark ignition engine, the use of alternative engine configurations, and modifications to the transmission, the differential, and wheels. Fuel options considered include the control of additives and impurities in gasoline, the increased production of diesel fuel, and lubricant modifications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also volume 1, PB-264 421.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Corporation

    Mobile Systems Group, 2350 East El Segundo Blvd
    El Segundo, CA  USA  90245

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Collins, F J
    • LEE, W B
    • Nichols, R J
    • SMALLEY, W M
    • White, H M
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 492 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/PRA-7521908/2/7 Final Rpt., ATR-77(1541)-1-Vol-2
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-C1038
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM