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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Engineering Experiment Station
    Madison, WI  USA  53706
  • Authors:
    • Beachley, N H
    • Frank, A A
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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