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General aviation internal combustion engine research programs at NASA-Lewis Research CenterAn update is presented of non-turbine general aviation engine programs underway at the NASA-Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The program encompasses conventional, lightweight diesel and rotary engines. Its three major thrusts are: (a) reduced SFC's; (b) improved fuels tolerance; and (c) reducing emissions. Current and planned future programs in such areas as lean operation, improved fuel management, advanced cooling techniques and advanced engine concepts, are described. These are expected to lay the technology base, by the mid to late 1980's, for engines whose life cycle fuel costs are 30 to 50% lower than today's conventional engines.
Document ID
19780059596
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Willis, E. A. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1978
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 78-932
Meeting Information
Joint Propulsion Conference(Las Vegas, NV)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other