Chapter 1. Commercial Applications for Advanced Ceramics in Diesel Engines

  1. Mrityunjay Singh and
  2. Todd Jessen
  1. William F. Mandler Jr.1 and
  2. Thomas M. Yonushonis2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294680.ch1

25th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 3

25th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 3

How to Cite

Mandler, W. F. and Yonushonis, T. M. (2001) Commercial Applications for Advanced Ceramics in Diesel Engines, in 25th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 3 (eds M. Singh and T. Jessen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294680.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    ENCERATEC, Inc., 1414 Franklin Street Columbus, IN 47201

  2. 2

    Cummins Inc. 1900 McKinley Ave. Columbus, IN 47201

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375730

Online ISBN: 9780470294680

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Keywords:

  • tribological;
  • ceramic;
  • silicon nitride;
  • components;
  • lubrication

Summary

ENCERATEC has developed high volume, commercial applications of structural ceramics in diesel engine systems. Ceramic implementation required a combination of factors which included: the improved tribological properties of the ceramic, dedication by the end-user to understand the ceramic capabilities, consideration of Total Life Cycle (TLC) costs, and the development of precision manufacturing technology. Several successful ceramic applications are described along with potential approaches for increasing the commercialization of ceramics.