Mechanical Engineering ETDs

Publication Date

Summer 6-2-1952


For many years, the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of New Mexico has been interested in developing a more reliable and expedient method to determine octane readings of gasolines than the conventional CFR Motor Method of Test for Knock Characteristics of Motor Fuels. A summary of the development of the conventional CFR Test method and a brief discussion of the operational procedure of this method is necessary to better understand the need for a new fuel rating procedure. To further explain the disadvantages of the conventional test method, an introduction to the new test method to be developed will be made.


Octane Ratings, CFR Test, Knock Testing, Knocking Tendency

Degree Name

Mechanical Engineering

Level of Degree


Department Name

Mechanical Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

AD Ford

Second Committee Member

Victor J. Shoglund

Third Committee Member

E.C. Rightley

Document Type