The heating value or heat of combustion is a measure of the energy available from the fuel. The fraction or percentage of the heat of combustion that is converted to useful work is a measure of the thermal efficiency of an engine. Thus, a knowledge of the heat of combustion of the fuel is basic to the engineering of automotive engines. This SAE Information Report provides information on the standardized procedures for determining the heat of combustion of fuels that may be used for automotive engines.
Resulting from a Cooperative Research Project undertaken by representatives from GM, Chrysler, and Ford, this report includes details on "recipes" to use when testing polymers and metals for use with blends of methanol and gasoline. Issued September 1990.
This report is the result of a Cooperative Research Project undertaken by representatives from GM, Chrysler, Ford, BP Oil, Arco, and Sun Refining and Marketing Co. An information-packed guide, the report includes background information, describes M85 specifications, details the physical properties of M85 vs. gasoline, and examines the effect of M85 on various aspects of vehicle performance and safety. Issued September 1991.