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Main Title Automotive Gas Turbine Economic Analysis.
CORP Author Williams Research Corp., Walled Lake, Mich.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, Mich. Div. of Advanced Automotive Power Systems Development.
Year Published 1972
Report Number WR-ER11; APTD-1359;
Stock Number PB-258 420
Additional Subjects Automobile engines ; Gas turbine engines ; Experimental design ; Manufacturing ; Gas turbines ; Turbine components ; Maintenance ; Cost analysis ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-258 420 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 180p
Because of the successful development background of the automotive gas turbine engine and because of its inherently clean combustion system, there has been a growing interest in mass producing automotive gas turbines starting in the late 70's or early 80's. Because of its simplicity, its smaller number of parts and fewer machined surfaces, some have predicted that gas turbine engines will be lower in cost in mass production quantities than the piston engine, particularly when consideration is given to the cost of emissions control equipment that must be added to the conventional engine. Quantitative information, however, has not been available concerning the manufacturing cost of automotive gas turbine engines, nor have questions been answered as to the cost of owning and operating turbine powered cars. This economic analysis was conducted to determine values for these unknowns relative to current production piston engines and to define areas requiring additional development efforts.