COMPOUNDING THE TRUCK DIESEL ENGINE WITH AN ORGANIC RANKINE- CYCLE SYSTEM

An organic Rankine-cycle system (ORCS) operating on the heat from the exhaust gases of a truck diesel engine is described. The addition of an ORCS to a long haul diesel truck can improve the fuel economy by 15% over a typical duty cycle. Emission levels will also be reduced by an amount equal to the gain in efficiency. At the peak power condition, 36 additional horse-power was produced, a gain of 13% in power without additional fuel. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Patel, P S
    • Doyle, E F
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760343
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM