INCREASED FUEL ECONOMY IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS BY USE OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT--THIRD YEAR'S PROGRAM
The report covers the results accomplished during the third year of a three-year research program, the overall goal of which has been to conceive and evaluate practical ways to increase automobile fuel economy by energy management within the engine-transmission-vehicle system. The third year was devoted primarily to the detailed design, construction, and preliminary evaluation of a Flywheel Energy Management Powerplant (GEMP) installed in a Pinto. The vehicle has been built to experimentally verify performance simulations and to allow the practical aspects of a real flywheel vehicle to be studied. Computer simulations have indicated an improvement in city fuel mileage of about 50%, with improvements of 100% appearing feasible with further research. Preliminary testing of the car shows favorable performance.
University of Wisconsin, MadisonEngineering Experiment Station
Madison, WI USA 53706
- Beachley, N H
- Frank, A A
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 63 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Electric power plants; Energy; Engines; Flywheels; Fuel consumption; Simulation; Transmissions; Transportation; Vehicle performance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Mileage; Transportation systems
- Subject Areas: Energy; Transportation (General); Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00190159
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-77-21 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30112
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM