Using high-efficiency aerodynamic components and the high cycle temperature allowed by ceramic hot-section components, the AGT 100 is designed for a composite fuel economy of 42.5 mpg (18.1 km/L) in a 1985 Pontiac Phoenix. The material content of an engine is a vital concern in automotive production from a cost and strategic material viewpoint. In addition to high-temperature qualities, ceramics have the added features of light weight and no strategic material content. Tests are run on the engine and ceramic components. Instrumentation and test procedures are described.

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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, R A
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 36-43
  • Serial:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Volume: 106
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0025-6501

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00388816
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM