Reliability of Ceramics for Heat Engine Applications

  • S. Bortz
Part of the Army Materials Technology Conference Series book series (volume 1)


The significant improvements in operating efficiencies that can be obtained through uncooled operation of heat engines at temperatures above those attainable with high-temperature metals and superalloys are well known. Recent advances in the field of ceramics have resulted in materials that have high-temperature capabilities, as well as improved mechanical properties and resistance to chemical attack. However, the structural use of these ceramics introduces problems arising from lack of experience which requires resolution by development of design techniques, materials, and materials processing approaches.


Acoustic Emission Silicon Nitride Failure Probability Heat Engine Weibull Modulus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Bortz
    • 1
  1. 1.IITRIChicagoUSA

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