Single-Cylinder Engine Fuel Research 590034

THE AUTHOR outlines the research and development work on single-cylinder fuel research engines resulting from the industry cooperative program which grew out of the Cooperative Fuel Research Committee. The establishment of world standard methods of gasoline knock rating have resulted from this work.
Six types of single-cyclinder laboratory engines produced for motor, aviation, and diesel research are described as well as instrumentation for indicating gasoline knock and diesel fuel ignition quality.
The current problem of rating aromatic-type fuels in the range above 100 octane is explained as being an instrument characteristic which gives “knockless knock ratings” on certain fuels. A new electromechanical detonation indicator is described.
This paper was the 1957 Horning Memorial Lecture.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.