AUTOMOTIVE HALF-ENGINE MODIFICATIONS FOR RURAL DRIVING
The inefficiency of the under-loaded internal combustion spark-ignition engine is well known among engineers. The hard-working engine is more efficient. Attempts to exploit this phenomenon promise fuel savings for those who are willing to sacrifice their automobile's "performance" . A simple way of achieving this is by deactivating some of the cylinders in an existing engine. Several such modifications are compared and the most efficient one is described in some detail.
- Preprint for Winter Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, December 14-17,1976.
American Society of Agricultural Engineers2950 Niles Road, P.O. Box 410
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- Gerrish, J B
- Baker, L D
- Kampe, D F
- Wilkinson, R H
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Pagination: 7 p.
- ASAE Transactions
- Publisher: American Society of Agricultural Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Economic efficiency; Economics; Energy; Fuel conservation; Fuel consumption; Internal combustion engines; Rural areas; Spark ignition engines; Vehicle performance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cylinders; Efficiency
- Old TRIS Terms: Deactivation
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00159895
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: ASAE 76-1527-A Preprint
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM