ENERGY AND POLLUTION VS ALTERNATIVE PISTON AND GAS TURBINE POWERPLANTS

The overriding social importance of automative fuel economy and power plant exhaust emissions is discussed in relation to proposed alternatives to the spark-ignition passenger car engine. Some engineering and use criteria for the selection of alternatives are proposed, and several alternative powerplants are explored in their framework. Three gas turbine types are discussed as alternatives, and a brief history of two-shaft turbines is presented. The influence of various automatic transmissions on passenger-car fuel economy and driveability is summarized. This paper concludes that automatic, continuously variable transmission functions can be achieved with a three-shaft turbine power plant with excellent fuel economy and at lower cost.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Meeting held 26 February-2 March 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Huebner Jr, G J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00197225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790020 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM