Chapter 30. Ceramic Valve Development for Heavy-Duty Low Heat Rejection Diesel Engines

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. K. E. Weber and
  2. C. J. Micu

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch30

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Weber, K. E. and Micu, C. J. (1989) Ceramic Valve Development for Heavy-Duty Low Heat Rejection Diesel Engines, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch30

Author Information

  1. Detroit Diesel Corporation 13400 W. Outer Drive Detroit, MI

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374870

Online ISBN: 9780470310588

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Keywords:

  • alumina composition;
  • gas-metal eutectic method;
  • copper oxide;
  • gas-metal eutectic method;
  • alumina ceramics

Summary

Monolithic ceramic valves can be successfully operated in a heavy-duty diesel engine, even under extreme low heat rejection operating conditions. This paper describes the development of a silicon nitride valve from the initial design stage to actual engine testing. Supplier involvement, finite element analysis, and preliminary proof of concept demonstration testing played a significant role in this project's success.