TRANSIT BUS PROPULSION SYSTEMS ALTERNATE POWER PLANT INSTALLATIONS

This report describes the survey and evaluation that was made of U.S. heavy-duty automotive engine manufacturers who could offer engines to power TRANSBUS during its production life which is expected to run to the 1990's. TRANSBUS is the heavy-duty, 35- to 40-foot long transit coach developed under this contract, and it incorporates the best available technology for improvement of mass transit transportation in urban U.S.A. Installation characteristics of the most suitable engines for each of the three prototype TRANSBUS designs (constructed by AM General, General Motors, and Rohr Industries) are presented herein. Listed and illustrated in this report are: (1) the engine compartments of the three prototype TRANSBUS designs; (2) the candidate engines; and (3) the candidate engines fitted into the three prototypes. The results presented herein show that two engine types, the 4-cycle diesel engine and the gas turbine engine, may challenge the Detroit Diesel 2-cycle diesel engine for the transit coach market. Only one gas turbine engine was identified as a possible alternative to the diesel--the Allison GT-404.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-272 608.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0025-78-2Final Rpt., Transbus-TR-73-009
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10008
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM