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Title: The Detroit Diesel DELTA Engine for Light Trucks and SUVs - Year 2000 Update

Abstract

Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) is developing the DELTA 4.0L V6 engine, specifically for the North American light truck market. This market poses unique requirements for a diesel engine, necessitating a clean sheet engine design. DELTA was developed from a clean sheet of paper, with the first engine firing just 228 days later. The process began with a Quality Function Deployment (QFD) analysis, which prioritized the development criteria. The development process integrated a co-located, fully cross-functional team. Suppliers were fully integrated and maintained on-site representation. The first demonstration vehicle moved under its own power 12 weeks after the first engine fired. It was demonstrated to the automotive press 18 days later. DELTA has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to disprove historical North American diesel perceptions and compete directly with gasoline engines. This paper outlines the Generation 0.0 development process and briefly defines the engine. A brief indication of the Generation 0.5 development status is given.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Detroit Diesel Corporation (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (EE-33) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
770957
Report Number(s):
SAT/TPS-2000-01-2197
ISSN 0148-7191; TRN: US200205%%92
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Government/Industry Meeting, Washington, DC (US), 06/19/2000--06/21/2000; Other Information: PBD: 19 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; DIESEL ENGINES; MARKET; TRUCKS; PERFORMANCE

Citation Formats

Hakim, Nabil S, Freese, Charles E, and Miller, Stanley P. The Detroit Diesel DELTA Engine for Light Trucks and SUVs - Year 2000 Update. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Hakim, Nabil S, Freese, Charles E, & Miller, Stanley P. The Detroit Diesel DELTA Engine for Light Trucks and SUVs - Year 2000 Update. United States.
Hakim, Nabil S, Freese, Charles E, and Miller, Stanley P. Mon . "The Detroit Diesel DELTA Engine for Light Trucks and SUVs - Year 2000 Update". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/770957.
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abstractNote = {Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) is developing the DELTA 4.0L V6 engine, specifically for the North American light truck market. This market poses unique requirements for a diesel engine, necessitating a clean sheet engine design. DELTA was developed from a clean sheet of paper, with the first engine firing just 228 days later. The process began with a Quality Function Deployment (QFD) analysis, which prioritized the development criteria. The development process integrated a co-located, fully cross-functional team. Suppliers were fully integrated and maintained on-site representation. The first demonstration vehicle moved under its own power 12 weeks after the first engine fired. It was demonstrated to the automotive press 18 days later. DELTA has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to disprove historical North American diesel perceptions and compete directly with gasoline engines. This paper outlines the Generation 0.0 development process and briefly defines the engine. A brief indication of the Generation 0.5 development status is given.},
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