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Ceramic applications in the advanced Stirling automotive engineThe requirements of the ideal Stirling cycle, as well as basic types of practical engines are described. Advantages, disadvantages, and problem areas of these Stirling engines are discussed. The potential for ceramic components is also considered. Currently ceramics are used in only two areas, the air preheater and insulating tiles between the burner and the heater head. For the advanced Stirling engine to achieve high efficiency and low cost, the principal components are expected to be made from ceramic materials, including the heater head, air preheater, regenerator, the burner and the power piston. Supporting research and technology programs for ceramic component development are briefly described.
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Conference Proceedings
Tomazic, W. A.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Cairelli, J. E.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Meeting Information
Ceramics for high performance applications - II;Fifth Army Materials Technology Conference(Newport, RI)
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