1954-01-01

Free-Piston and Turbine compound Engine–Status of the Development 540255

THE history of the free-piston and turbine compound engine development is reviewed briefly. After consideration of the status here and abroad, the salient features of the free-piston engine concept are considered. These are mechanical simplicity, compactness, and an excellent torque-speed characteristic, coupled with a fuel economy comparable to the conventional diesel, the modern record holder in this respect.
Some prognostications for the future of the development in this country are also presented.

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