Development of high-performance ceramics may improve thermal efficiencies of Otto, Diesel, Brayton, and Stirling cycles by increasing allowable operating temperatures, reducing heat losses, and recovering exhaust energy. If current research and development programs are successful, a possibility of an uncooled diesel engine of high thermal efficiency in conjunction with turbocompounding may exist. Future improvements such as the minimum-friction unlubricated engine may be made possible with high-performance ceramics. However, high-performance ceramics still have problems that have to be solved before they meet the requirements necessary for application and commercialization of heat engine concepts.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 59-61
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 87
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM