Workshop Summary

  • James I. Mueller
Part of the Army Materials Technology Conference Series book series (volume 1)


In preparation for the meeting summary, session vice-chairmen were requested to identify topics or issues raised during each session which were deemed critical to the successful utilization of high performance ceramic materials to improve heat engine efficiency. It was anticipated that several common topics would be identified at different sessions but it was agreed in advance that all critical issues would be listed regardless of possible redundancy. The following is a paraphrased recapitulation of those items identified as critical issues by each session vice-chairman:


Stress Intensity Factor Life Prediction Failure Prediction Successful Utilization Boundary Condition Statement 


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  1. 1.
    M. Berg, “The Spark Plug: A Case History”, an unpublished talk presented at the Conference.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • James I. Mueller
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  1. 1.University of WashingtonUSA

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