"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.
McBrayer, James D.
Johnson, Richard T.
Kerr, Richard H., 1907-1980
Servais, Ronald Albert
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 66 pages
© 1970 Galen Lee Pearson, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Internal combustion engines -- Exhaust gas
Automobiles -- Motors -- Exhaust gas -- Prevention
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Pearson, Galen Lee, "The closed cycle-external combustion engine and air pollution" (1970). Masters Theses. 7035.