TRANSIT BUS PROPULSION SYSTEMS-STATE-OF-THE-ART

THE PRESENT STATE-OF-THE-ART OF PROPULSION TECHNOLOGY APPLICABLE TO THE 40-FOOT TRANSIT BUS IS REVIEWED. THE APPLICABLE PROGRAM, TRANSBUS, UTILIZES THE BEST AVAILABLE COMPONENTS AND TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE, SUITABILITY AND PUBLIC ACCEPTABILITY OF THE MOTOR COACH FOR URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION. MAJOR COVERAGE IS GIVEN TO DIESEL AND GAS TURBINE ENGINES. CLOSED-CYCLE ENGINES SUCH AS RANKINE AND STIRLING ENGINES ARE ALSO COVERED. POWER, WEIGHT, COST, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS, AS WELL AS TRANSMISSION AND POWER MANAGEMENT, ARE DISCUSSED. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract DOT-UT-10008 UMTA-IT-06-0025-72-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz, Allen Applied Research Inc

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  • Publication Date: 1972-8-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 24 1974 12:00AM