THE CARTER SYSTEM-PRELIMINARY TEST RESULTS OF SECOND GENERATION STEAM ENGINE

A second generation Carter Steam Engine has been built. It is now undergoing bench testing. Results to date confirm that the goal of very low emissions is being attained. Engine test data has been used in conjunction with a computer simulation of the steam engine in the Paratransit Vehicle. Projected fuel consumption over the Federal City Driving Cycle is 17.5 mpg and over the combined city/highway cycle is 18.9 mpg. The 100 hp engine is capable of vehicle acceleration from 0-45 mph in 11 seconds. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Carter Jr, J W
    • Wingenbach, W J
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760341
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM