ENGINE COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
Automotive, truck, and stationary engines consume about 15 quads of gasoline and diesel fuel every year. This can be reduced by improving the efficiency of these engines and by switching to modified or alternate fuels, thus conserving petroleum resources. A five-year program has been formulated to accelerate the development of the technology used in engine design to achieve these goals. The plan calls for a coordinated program involving DOE/Fossil Fuel Utilization, universities, DOE laboratories, private research organizations, and the engine manufacturing industry. The elements of this plan are identified in the FY1978 and FY1979 budgets. Full implementation of the proposed plan is contingent upon obtaining sufficient FY1980 budget resources. The program plan is complementary to existing programs in the DOE/TEC, DOD, and DOT, and is coordinated with those efforts.
- Highway Vehicle Systems Contractors' Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 17 October 1978.
SANDIA LABORATORIESALBUQUERQUE, NM United States
Department of Energy1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20585
- Robinson, C W
- Keeton, S C
- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Combustion; Diesel engines; Diesel fuels; Economic efficiency; Exhaust gases; Federal assistance programs; Federal government; Fuel conservation; Fuel substitution; Gasoline; Motor fuels; Research projects; Spark ignition engines; Trucks; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Federal programs; Research programs
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways; Motor Carriers; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00192183
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-781050-1
- Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-04-0789
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM