TOWARD A HIGH EFFICIENCY RANKINE CYCLE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE
This paper describes the theormodynamic and mechanical design of a steam engine which is expected to achieve a net brake thermal efficiency of 27% at the end of two years and 30% within five years. This high level of thermal efficiency will be attained through the use of double expansion, reheat between stages, combustor exhaust-heat recovery, steam exhaust-heat recovery, elevated temperatures and pressures (1300 deg F and 1500 psi), and reduced parasitic and accessory power losses.
- Proceedings of the 13th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Smith, T L
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: p. 1474
- TRT Terms: Rankine engines; Steam engines; Thermal efficiency; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Rankine cycle
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00193336
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 789526
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM