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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    South Coast Technology, Incorporated

    15001 Commerce Drive, Suite 406
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Renner, R A
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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