Chapter 11. Designing with Ceramics

  1. William Smothers
  1. Paul Glance

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320211.ch11

Proceedings of the 12th Automative Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 12th Automative Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Glance, P. (1984) Designing with Ceramics, in Proceedings of the 12th Automative Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 5/6 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320211.ch11

Author Information

  1. Concept Analysis Corp. 9145 General Ct., Plymouth, MI 48170

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374108

Online ISBN: 9780470320211

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Keywords:

  • material;
  • adiabatic;
  • thermodynamic;
  • aluminum;
  • monolithic

Summary

In the past four years significant progress has been made in the application of ceramic materials to adiabatic engines. The first section of this paper presents a summary of (1) ceramic material applications to the adiabatic engine, (2) desired ceramic properties, and (3) a projection of future ceramic material applications to the adiabatic engine. The second section of this paper discusses the importance of accurate finite element modeling of ceramic and composite material properties. Structural design of nonlinear materials requires major revisions of the classical engineering design procedures and careful modeling of the nonlinear material properties. For this reason, close coordination between the material science community and engine design community is needed to ensure the successful design of ceramic/composite heat engine components.