A WHISKER REINFORCED CERAMIC ALLOY FOR MILITARY DIESEL ENGINES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8832
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Rs
4233 S Fremont Ave, Tucson, AZ, 85714
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J C WITHERS
 (602) 746-9442
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Research Institution
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Abstract
CERAMICS HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO OFFER A SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE DIESEL ENGINES. PRECEDING DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PROGRAMS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE LIMITATIONS OF CURRENTLY AVAILABLE CERAMICS WHICH INCLUDE BRITTLENESS AND FRICTION AND WEAR PROPERTIES. A PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A WHISKER REINFORCED CERAMIC ALLOY THAT WILL RESULT IN A TOUGH CERAMIC ALLOY WITH FRICTION AND WEAR CHARACTERISTICS THAT WILL NOT REQUIRE LUBRICATION FOR 1100 DEG F OPERATION. SUCH A CERAMIC COMPOSITE WILL PERMIT MILITARY DIESEL ENGINES WITH INCREASED FUEL ECONOMY, HIGH POWER DENSITY AND REDUCED HEAT REJECTION.

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