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Laboratory Test of Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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US Army Aberdeen Test Center

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This TOP prescribes procedures for analyzing the performance and endurance of reciprocating internal combustion engines. Test equipment includes engine dynamometers, precision fuel flow meters, oil conditioners, coolant conditioners, exhaust gas analyzers, and metrological monitors. Major factors to be considered when testing for performance include, but are not limited to, differences in fuels, lubrication, temperatures, engine control module parameters, component wear, exhaust, and air intake systems. Power train component such as transmissions and transmission steering devices are not covered in this TOP.


Subject Categories:

  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

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[A, Approved For Public Release]