AN ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF COMBUSTION RESEARCH ON INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE EMISSIONS AND FUEL CONSUMPTION

A review of the present level of understanding of the basic thermodynamic, fluid dynamic, and chemical kinetic processes which affect the fuel economy and levels of pollutant exhaust products of Diesel, Stratified Charge, and Spark Ignition engines is presented. Key areas are identified where insufficient understanding currently prevents the rational development of internal combustion engines with improved performance. A research plan designed to gather the needed data is presented. /Author/

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    Aerodyne Research Incorporated

    Bedford Research Park, Crosby Drive
    Bedford, MA  United States  01730
  • Authors:
    • KERREBROCK, J L
    • KOLB, C E
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-78-47
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-803-722 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1487
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM