Abbreviations

In the following references, titles of journals are abbreviated as recommended in the World list of scientific periodicals (ed. P. Brown and G. B. Stratton, Butterworth. London. 1^63-5 and later supplements).

1 lowever, research reports and other documents with restricted circulation, many of which are of United States origin, are quoted in the style used in journals published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). A number of abbreviations not found in the World list, but which occur frequently in these references, are as follows:

AERE—Atomic Energy Research Establishment. Harwell, United Kingdom.

DOE—United States Government. Department of Energy.

BP A—United States Government. Environmental Protection Agency.

ERDA—Energy Research and Development Administration (now replaced by DOE, see above).

l.E.C.E.C.—Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference.

MAN/MWM—Entwicklungsgruppe Stirlingmotor MAN-.VIW.N, Augsburg. West Germany.

MTI—Mechanical Technology Inc., Latham, New York.

NASA—United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NTiS—National Technical Information Service, United States Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road. Springfield, Virginia 22151. USA. (Many of the documents mentioned in these references can be obtained via this service).

S.A.E.—Society of Automotive Engineers.

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