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Performance characteristics of automotive engines in the United States

third series, report no. 1 : 1977 Volvo 121 CID (2.1 liters), F.I. : interim report

by D. E. Koehler

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Published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Available through the National Technical Information Service in Washington, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

Edition Notes

StatementD. E. Koehler, K. R. Stamper, W. F. Marshall ; U.S. Department of Energy, Bartlesville Energy Research Center
SeriesReport - Transportation Systems Center ; no. DOT-TSC-NHTSA-78-19
ContributionsStamper, K. R., joint author, Marshall, W. F., joint author, United States. Energy Research Center, Bartlesville, Okla, United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 40 p. :
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25843012M

In the late s, researchers such as A. Generic types of additives and their uses are shown in table 4 along with general levels of additive treatment for the various types of additives. An automotive quality No. Characteristics of a performance car Many high performance car aficionados can feel its quality before the car even moves. Gasoline can also contain other organic compoundssuch as organic ethers deliberately addedplus small levels of contaminants, in particular organosulfur compounds which are usually removed at the refinery.

The LT1, along with its more powerful stablemate, the LT4, raised the bar for performance-oriented small-blocks until the introduction of the LS1 in Two notable exceptions to the general pattern were Rolls-Royce in Britain and Ford in the United States, both of which were founded as carmakers by partners who combined engineering talent and business skill. The usage of the terms paraffin and olefin in place of the standard chemical nomenclature alkane and alkene, respectively, is particular to the oil industry. Between andthe amount of thermally cracked gasoline utilized almost doubled.

The oil industry in turn accused the automakers of not doing enough to improve vehicle economy, and the dispute became known within the two industries as "The Fuel Problem". Stage I delivery of gasoline to station vapor recovery is approximately 95 percent efficient Austin and Rubenstein Inthe U. Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay use the colloquial name nafta derived from that of the chemical naphtha.

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Diesel-Powered Heavy-Duty Vehicles Diesel-powered heavy-duty vehicles use direct-injection turbocharged engines of two-cycle as well as four-cycle design.

The term "gasoline" was first used in North America in By most manufacturers of steam vehicles had turned to gasoline power. No particular trend in emission systems is evident except for the use of heated oxygen Performance characteristics of automotive engines in the United States book to initiate closed-loop operation faster and more predictably and to maintain it during long idling periods.

Box provides an example of how process changes resulted from efforts to reduce toxic emissions. The approaches enforced to date to meet the standards for particulates, HCs, and NO x have involved improved turbochargers, intercooling, improved fuel systems and nozzles, and electronic fuel injection control.

California has a 0. This innovation started a cycle of improvements in fuel efficiency that coincided with the large-scale development of oil refining to provide more products in the boiling range of gasoline. Furthermore, a new approach using a proportion of vehicles in each model year with emission rates in each of a number of incremental ranges, that is, a distribution for emission rates within each model year, should be developed for modeling emission rates.

Similar experimental field studies with real-time instrumentation should also be gathered so as to ensure that methanol technology is safe in the hands of the consumer. European automotive firms of this period tended to be more self-sufficient.

This compares to the Wright Brothers engine needing almost 17 pounds of engine weight to produce 1 horsepower. The schematic of a typical system is shown in figure 8 Amann Regional distribution in the prevalence of misfueling is shown in table 3.

The actual ratio of molecules in any gasoline depends upon: the oil refinery that makes the gasoline, as not all refineries have the same set of processing units; the crude oil feed used by the refinery; the grade of gasoline in particular, the octane rating.

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As late as JuneStandard Oil the largest refiner of crude oil in the United States at the time stated that the most important property of a gasoline was its volatility.

In a dual catalyst, two catalysts are used in series—a three-way catalyst followed by an oxidizing catalyst.

Although gasoline engines became popular, they were not particularly desirable due to the dangers of fuel leaks that may cause explosions. They are an integral part of today's fuels.

Some people judge performance based on their 0 to 60 mph time. Therefore, many inventors attempted to create a kerosene burning engine as a result. Energy is used to refine and process the raw materials, make the parts and components, assemble the vehicle, and deliver the product to showrooms.

Hyde and coworkers drew the following conclusions about the relation between cumulative mileage and rate of emissions from a sample of 20 in-use lightduty diesel vehicles from General Motors, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz. The manufacturers are required to conduct passenger car fuel economy tests according to the U.

PM, after dilution, was characterized with membrane filters, organic vs.The Car Engine Performance Channel explore all the ways a car can obtain or lose power. Find out how to improve engine performance in these articles.

The U.S. automotive industry is composed of three major U.S.-based manufacturers (Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors), 1 several non-U.S.-based (transplant) vehicle assemblers, and a vast network of parts and components suppliers.

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Emissions standards and test procedures in the United States have changed significantly since the first automobile emission standards were imposed in California in (see table 1) (General Motors Corp. ). Light-duty truck standards are somewhat higher than the car standards because of the differences in weight.