Accession Number : AD0456739


Title :   AN EVALUATION OF FUEL CEECCELL SYSTEMS FOR MILITARY VEHICLE PROPULSION AND PORTABLE ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION. PART 1.


Descriptive Note : Special rept. no. 2,


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA RESEARCH CORP RICHMOND


Personal Author(s) : Schlatter, Maurice J


Report Date : 01 Feb 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 150


Abstract : The main objectives of this report are: (1) to evaluate fuel cell power as a possible replacement for most of the internal combustion engines used for military vehicle propulsion and portable electrical power generation, (2) to provide data for judging the feasibilities of fuel cells for certain, more limited, critical applications. Power lost in conversion devices necessary to adapt primary power source energy output to load requirements is discussed and compared for internal combustion engines and fuel cells. Specific data are provided for military internal combustion engines, both gasoline and diesel. Data are given for the engines alone and combined with transmission and with electrical generator. A preliminary comparison of fuel consumption in fuel cells and internal combustion engines is made, assuming 60% fuel cell efficiencies. (Author)


Descriptors :   *POWER SUPPLIES , *FUEL CELLS , INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES , INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES , MILITARY TRANSPORTATION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , FUEL CONSUMPTION , LOGISTICS , HYDROCARBONS , HYDROGEN , STEAM , FUEL SYSTEMS , PALLADIUM , DIFFUSION , TABLES(DATA) , ALKENES , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , ELECTROCHEMISTRY , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , HIGH TEMPERATURE , CRYOGENICS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , ELECTROLYTIC CELLS , ELECTROLYTES , OXIDATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE