Progress is reported for a program whose goals are to demonstrate an experimental upgraded gas turbine powered automobile which meets the 1978 Federal Emissions Standards, has significantly improved fuel economy, and is competitive in performance, reliability, and potential manufacturing cost with the conventional piston engine powered, compact-size American automobile. Activity during this nineteenth program quarter has continued to emphasize development towards correcting a power deficiency in the Upgraded Engine. Tests using a higher reaction compressor turbine wheel design improved power 7%. Accordingly, overall power deficiency has now been reduced to 25% from an original value of 43%. Up to 5% further improvement is expected from modifications to compressor components now in progress. However, the achievement of program goals will require a modification to the original compressor turbine design constraints and an overall redesign. Similar action may also be required of the power turbine section. Action on the compressor turbine is currently underway. Other progress items of significance during this past quarter include a thorough documentation of engine operating characteristics by testing of the NASA instrumented engine, and initiation of regenerator flow uniforming efforts. (ERA citation 03:028825)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chrysler Corporation

    Chrysler Proving Ground
    Chelsea, MI  United States  48118

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Schmidt, F W
    • Wagner, C E
  • Publication Date: 1977-7-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-02-2749
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM