Power and performance
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Will future truck power requirements best be met by a small, highly turbocharged diesel, or a larger unblown one, or a gas turbine, or ?
The answer will be influenced by legislation here and in the EEC, and its probable effects on engine design and operating economics will be a central theme of Mr Ronald Whiteside's conference paper. Factors to be considered include power./ weight ratios, noise and exhaust emission.
Mr Whiteside has been chief engineer of Rolls-Royce's Diesel Division since 1965 and a divisional director for five years. His membership of the Society of Automotive Engineers dates from a 12-year working period in Canada and the USA with RollsRoyce and later Texaco; he is also a member of Sheffield University's Advisory Board for Mechanical Engineering and of BICEMA's technical committee, His early experience was with the original Rover/VVhittle jet engine and later with tank engine development.