AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. FINAL REPORT, JUNE 1975--APRIL 1977

The work reported was performed under Contract with the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), Division of Transportation Energy Conservation. The Diesel Technology Program was conducted during the June 1975 through April 1977 period. The program philosophy was to design and develop a diesel engine concept to meet the ERDA specification for a 3000 pound car, and to demonstrate with existing hardware, that the technology of the concept engine could meet the specification goals. The preliminary design was finalized for a lightweight automotive diesel that can meet ERDA specification goals. It was demonstrated that technology included in the concept design can meet the emission and fuel economy goals of 0.41HC/3.4 CO/0.4NO/sub x/ and 25 miles per gallon on the Federal Urban Driving Cycle. The major conclusions reached during this program are that a variable compression ratio (VCR) swirl chamber diesel with variable injection timing and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) can: (1) achieve emissions of 0.41 HC/3.4 CO/0.40 NO/sub x/; (2) have fuel economy 55 percent better (MPG) than comparable gasoline engines; (3) have an early introduction into production over present gasoline engine lines; (4) have a broad fuel tolerance (unleaded gasoline was run); and (5) be smaller in size and comparable in weight to existing gasoline engines. (ERA citation 03:035500)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Teledyne Continental Motors

    Aircraft Products Division, P.O. Box 90
    Mobile, AL  United States  36601

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Hill, S H
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-03-1099
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM