ALTERNATE ENGINES - STATE OF THE ART STUDY
Eleven different advanced automobile engine types were examined as to the possibilities for introduction prior to 1990. An assessment was made based on extensive literature survey and extrapolation of learning curves toward future values of fuel economy and emissions. Gas turbines and external combustion engines are unlikely to be in general use prior to 1990. Stratified charge engine, the advanced diesel, and internal combustion engines with variable displacement features were considered to be likely candidates for use prior to 1990. These engines were analyzed and learning curves were determined for fuel economy predictions with exhaust emission constraints.
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- Renner, R A
- Publication Date: 1978-11
- Pagination: 85 p.
- TRT Terms: Diesel engines; Exhaust gases; External combustion engines; Fuel consumption; Gas turbines; Internal combustion engines; Rankine engines; State of the art studies; Stirling engines; Stratified charge engines; Technology assessment; Turbine engines; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Rankine cycle; Stirling cycle engines
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00192231
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-880 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01790
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM