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.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1474

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 789526
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM