The paper considers prime movers for trucks above 12 tons gv with the emphasis on powers above 150 hp. Three basic engine cycles, petrol, gas turbine and diesel are considered in relation to the vehicle requirements for the 1970's and 80'S including noise, invisible emissions, economy, reliability and durability. The diesel engine is chosen and its advantages expanded to demonstrate its potential. The advances offered by turbocharging are highlighted. The likely spread of power requirements for the next decade are identified together with eight key features which should be met for economical goods transportation. /TRRL/

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    Institute of Road Transport Engineeers

    1 Cromwell Place
    London SW1 25F,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lea, K E
    • Varley, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976-7


  • English

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 18-22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM