Ceramics Potential in Automotive Powerplants

  • A. F. McLean
Part of the Army Materials Technology Conference Series book series (volume 1)


The paper addresses the potential that ceramic materials can play an important role in future automotive powerplants — both advanced heat engines and advanced battery systems. A number of related experimental programs are reviewed including ceramics for gasoline and diesel piston engines, gas turbine and Stirling Engines and sodium-sulfur batteries. A strong integrated program to develop ceramics technology is recommended.


Silicon Nitride Heat Engine Heater Tube Piston Engine Nickel Zinc 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. McLean
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  1. 1.Engineering and Research Staff ResearchFord Motor CompanyDearbornUSA

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