GOALS AND GUIDELINES: RANKINE CYCLE PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR APPLICATION TO URBAN BUSES AND OTHER HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES
Preliminary goals and guidelines are presented for the development of low-emission Rankine Cycle Engine (RCE) external combustion propulsion systems for urban transit vehicles. Both interim and long-range goals for power systems are described, so that development can progress toward prototypes having properties acceptable to fleet operations. The general guidelines cover only RCE power plants, although guidelines for other external combustion systems are recommended. Principal areas covered in the report include: (1) a description of the bus and its characteristics; (2) general power system requirements; (3) performance criteria; (4) fuels and fuel economy; (5) objectives for reduction of emissions, noise, and heat release; (6) operational safety; (7) operating characteristics; (8) reliability and maintenance factors; (9) resources and materials utilization; (10) production consideration; (11) cost projections; and (12) applications.
- Attachment to Rept. no. IRT-301-R, PB-218 139. Sponsored in part by California State Assembly, Sacramento.
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- Renner, R A
- Publication Date: 1972-12-1
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; External combustion engines; Fuel consumption; Performance; Pollution; Pollution control; Production; Rankine engines; Safety; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Urban Mass Transportation Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Abatement; Criteria
- Old TRIS Terms: Rankine cycle
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00047759
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: IRT-301-R-A Work Paper, UMTA-CA-06-0031
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 2003 12:00AM