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Title: Automotive Stirling engine: Mod II design report

The design of an automotive Stirling engine that achieves the superior fuel economy potential of the Stirling cycle is described. As the culmination of a 9-yr development program, this engine, designated the Mod II, also nullifies arguments that Stirling engines are heavy, expensive, unreliable, and demonstrate poor performance. Installed in a General Motors 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity car, this engine has a predicted combined fuel economy on unleaded gasoline of 17.5 km/L (41 mi/gal) - a value 50% above the current vehicle fleet average. The Mod II Stirling engine is a four-cylinder V-drive design with a single crankshaft. The engine is also equipped with all the controls and auxiliaries necessary for automotive operation. 35 figs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5896999
Report Number(s):
DOE/NASA-0032-28; NASA-CR-175106
ON: DE88003236
DOE Contract Number:
AI01-85CE50112
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:
Mechanical Technology, Inc., Latham, NY (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; STIRLING ENGINES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; AUTOMOBILES; DESIGN; PROGRESS REPORT; ROAD TESTS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENGINES; HEAT ENGINES; TESTING; VEHICLES 330201* -- External Combustion Engines-- Stirling Cycle