The suitability of the fuel used for motor-sledging on Scott's last expedition, 1910–1913

Mcintyre, C. P. , Volk, H., Batts, B. D. and George, S. C. (2008) The suitability of the fuel used for motor-sledging on Scott's last expedition, 1910–1913. Polar Record, 44(3), pp. 276-277. (doi:10.1017/S0032247408007304)

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Abstract

The fuel used for motor-sledging during Scott's 1910–1913 expedition has been reanalysed to assess its suitability for that task in Antarctica. A research octane number of 65 and volatility were low compared with modern fuels but probably suitable when considering the design of the flathead engine. The findings are consistent with view that engine design was the primary cause of the mechanical failings.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors would like to thank CSIRO petroleum for funding this work.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mcintyre, Dr Cameron
Authors: Mcintyre, C. P., Volk, H., Batts, B. D., and George, S. C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Polar Record
ISSN:0032-2474
ISSN (Online):1475-3057

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