Combat Vehicle Engine Selection Methodology Based On Vehicle Intergration Consideration
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI
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Past experience has shown that the power density of an engine itself is not a sufficient guide to determine whether it will meet the power density needs of the intended combat vehicle application. The real need is for the complete propulsion system to be power dense. Here the definition of the propulsion system includes the engine, transmission, cooling system, air filtration system, intake and exhaust ducting, controls, accessories, batteries, fuel system and final drives. The power pack is a subset of the propulsion system and consists of that part of the propulsion system that would be lifted out of the vehicle for service or replacement and would typically consist of at least the engine, and transmission, cooling system, and power pack controls and ideally would also include the air filtration system and accessory drives.
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