AUTOMOTIVE STIRLING ENGINE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. QUARTERLY TECHNICAL PROGRESS REPORT, JANUARY 1978--MARCH 1978

This report covers the second quarter (January to March, 1978) effort of the Ford/DOE Automotive Stirling Engine Development Program, specifically Task I of that effort which is Fuel Economy Assessment. At the end of the previous quarter the total fourth generation fuel economy projection was 22.1 MPG (gasoline) with a confidence level of 29%. At the end of this quarter the total fourth generation fuel economy projection was 23.7 MPG (gasoline) with a confidence level of 40%. The confidence level for the original 20.6 MPG goal has been increased from 32% to 53%. Engine 3X16 was removed from the dynamometer test cell because of a leak in the heater head. Engine 3X17 was then installed into the test cell and has accumulated a total of 120 hours of variable speed running time. Progress in those sub-tasks which are directly related to fuel economy and those sub-tasks which are not directly related to fuel economy but are an integral part of the Task I effort is reported. (ERA citation 04:008536)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ford Motor Company

    23400 Michigan Avenue
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48124

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 97 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-159435
  • Contract Numbers: EC-77-C-02-4396
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM