Effects of a Thermal Reactor on the Energy Efficiency of a Turbocharged, Stratified Charge Engine,
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT N Y DEPT OF ENGINEERING
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Since 1963 the United States Army Tank Automotive Command USATACOM and Texaco Incorporated have been developing a fuel efficient, multi-fuel, low specific emission engine. In the last phase of the project high specific power has been sought through turbocharging. Based on prior work a project under the auspices of the Deans Office for Scientific Research at the United States Military Academy was initiated in the Department of Engineering. The objective was to assess the effect of a thermal reactor on the turbocharged version of the Texaco Controlled Combustion System TCCS L141 through analytical and experimental techniques. A thermal reactor is considered contrary to good turbocharged exhaust system design due to internal baffles, large cross sectional area, and long flow path however, it was felt that a reactor might extract some additional work from the gases to offset these aspects.
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