Thermally-Induced Stresses in Insulating Cylinder Liners for Internal Combustion Engines

  • William J. Craft
  • David E. Klett


The survivability of a ceramic cylinder liner for an internal combustion engine was investigated. The study is deemed to be important because the use of such liners in fuel-injected engines may increase fuel efficiency by reducing quench zone thickness and heat loss through the cylinder wall and by permitting effective secondary power extraction. Four ceramic liner candidates having potential for surviving this extreme environment were examined, viz. two densities of both silicon nitride and silicon carbide.


Cast Iron Combustion Chamber Silicon Nitride Radial Displacement Hoop Stress 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Craft
    • 1
  • David E. Klett
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EngineeringNorth Carolina A & T State UniversityGreensboroUSA

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