Accession Number : ADA258874


Title :   Development of Stoichiometric Diesel Concept


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 1989-Nov 1991


Corporate Author : ADIABATICS INC COLUMBUS IN


Personal Author(s) : Badgley, Patrick R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258874.pdf


Report Date : 18 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 165


Abstract : This report is an account of work performed on an SBIR Phase II work effect. The report details the results of a research program to design, construct and test a diesel engine which operates at stoichiometric air-fuel ratio. The program has shown that it is possible to achieve acceptable combustion with non-visible smoke emission at stoichiometric air/fuel ratio using a single cylinder Caterpillar lY73 laboratory engine. Based upon engine test results, computer analysis shows that the current U.S. Army 600 horsepower diesel engine used in the Bradley Fighting Vehicle can be increased to 950 horsepower with no increase in air flow or peak cylinder pressures by using the stoichiometric concept and incorporating turbocompounding to recover the additional exhaust energy.


Descriptors :   *DIESEL ENGINES , *FUEL AIR RATIO , *FUEL INJECTION , TEST AND EVALUATION , SIMULATION , ENERGY , CYCLES , COMBUSTION , PRESSURE , ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS , BARRIER COATINGS , HORSEPOWER , REJECTION , STOICHIOMETRY , ARMY , FLOW , ENGINES , FUELS , COATINGS , AIR FLOW , COMPUTERS , EMISSION


Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE