Efficiency tests on gasoline engine

K-REx Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Stauffer, Arthur S.
dc.contributor.author Matthews, Vernon
dc.contributor.author Blair, Otis Neel
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T21:51:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T21:51:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/37724
dc.description Citation: Stauffer, Arthur S., Matthews, Vernon, and Blair, Otis Neel. Efficiency tests on gasoline engine. Senior thesis, Kansas State Agricultural College, 1904.
dc.description.abstract Introduction: This is a horizontal, ten horse power engine of the usual four cycle type, ignition taking place every fourth stroke and the speed being governed by cutting out charges of gasoline, (commonly called the “hit and miss" method) The following tests were made to determine the mechanical efficiency and the amount of gasoline required. The cylinder is cooled by city water direct from the hydrant. The temperatures of the cooling water were not taken as no attempt was made to determine the thermal efficiency of the engine. In the first two tests the load was applied by means of the ordinary prony brake, but as there was no provision for cooling the brake it, heated too badly for satisfactory results. In place of this was substituted a brake as shown in the frontispiece. This is a leather strap passing part way around the flywheel, the pull being recorded on a platform scale. By varying the arc of contract, the operator is enabled to maintain a steady load upon the engine.
dc.rights Public Domain Mark 1.0
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
dc.subject Gasoline Engines
dc.subject Engine Testing
dc.subject Mechanical Efficiency
dc.title Efficiency tests on gasoline engine
dc.type Text
dc.date.published 1904
dc.subject.AAT Theses

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Public Domain Mark 1.0 Except where otherwise noted, the use of this item is bound by the following: Public Domain Mark 1.0

Search K-REx

Advanced Search


My Account


Center for the

Advancement of Digital


118 Hale Library

Manhattan KS 66506

(785) 532-7444