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The ReCE, although possessing many good characteristics as a motive source of power, is still somewhat far from achieving the desired efficiency in man's quest for better economical and practical means of transportation, due to the lack of higher speeds and its inability to burn all of the fuel admitted as a result of its large number of moving parts, their weight, size and reciprocating motion.

The design and development of the RCE has overcome many of the above problems inherent in the ReCE, and, therefore, has the potential of replacing the ReCE as the major source of automotive power and contribute to the conservation of the world's energy resources by making transportation a more viable and economic possibility for the future.

In researching the problem, the author will review previous literature on the development, operation, and application of the ReCE and RCE. Visits will be made to industry to interview service personnel and observe service and safety methods. The author will dismantle a RCE and ReCE and examining their design and wear characteristics.

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Master of Arts


Department of Industrial Technology

First Advisor

Ervin A. Dennis


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