Masters Theses

Abstract

"The impact of the internal combustion engine on the air pollution problem in this country was presented and alternative propulsion systems for the land transportation vehicle were investigated. The potential characteristics of the more promising closed cycle-external combustion engine concepts were established and discussed. The closed thermodynamic power cycles analyzed include the Rankine, Stirling, and Feher supercritical cycles. Thermodynamic property data on eighteen candidate working fluids for the Rankine and Feher supercritical power cycles have been assembled and were presented in a utilizable form. The thermal efficiency (ratio of the net work out to the heat input) and the many other salient features of the candidate thermodynamic closed cycle-working fluid combinations were determined. From this information, the attractive and undesirable characteristics of various concepts were evaluated. The most promising external combustion engine-closed thermodynamic cycle concepts are presented along with what is required to develop these concepts, or others that become more promising later, to the degree where they can be considered practical alternatives to the internal combustion engine"--Abstract, Page ii.

Advisor(s)

McBrayer, James D.

Committee Member(s)

Johnson, Richard T.
Kerr, Richard H., 1907-1980
Servais, Ronald Albert

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vi, 66 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 43-44).

Rights

© 1970 Galen Lee Pearson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Internal combustion engines -- Exhaust gas
Automobiles -- Motors -- Exhaust gas -- Prevention
Thermodynamic cycles
Rankine cycle
Working fluids

Thesis Number

T 2334

Print OCLC #

6013600

Electronic OCLC #

843098339

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