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Piston materials: MMC, ceramic info search
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Piston materials: MMC, ceramic info search

Piston materials: MMC, ceramic info search

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I'm looking for quality information (websites, journals, etc) on piston materials.
Specifically, metal matrix composites, ceramics, and design constraints of these materials in the piston application.  
Any links to companies that manufacture such pistons would be useful too.
Thanks everyone!

RE: Piston materials: MMC, ceramic info search

Most road cars use cast aluminium alloy pistons, racing cars might use forged pistons.  I have never heard of the above materials you mentioned being used by OE manufactures.
 

RE: Piston materials: MMC, ceramic info search

gdodd,

Toyota has been using MMC pistons in Diesel engines for some time now.  Kolbenschmidt is one manufacturer of these pistons. For more information, check out:

www.pierburg-ag.com/KSWebGate/KSPG_WG_51.nsf/vwFiles/piston_technology_passenger_gasoline/$FILE/piston_technology_passenger_gasoline.pdf

www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=Kolbenschmidt+metal+matrix+pistons


Best regards,

Matthew Ian Loew

RE: Piston materials: MMC, ceramic info search

RE: Piston materials: MMC, ceramic info search

Try Dr. T. S. Sudarshan at Materials Modification, Inc. -(703) 560-1371 ext. 11. He's done a lot of research in this area.

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