Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-1231
2000-03-06

MMC All Aluminum Cylinder Block for High Power SI Engines 2000-01-1231

An all aluminum cylinder block with a Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) cylinder bore was developed which made it possible to re-design the base engine for high performance with a bore-to-bore distance as narrow as 5.5mm. The cylinder block is an open deck type and the MMC preform consists of alumina-silica fibers and mulite particles. A laminar flow die cast process was selected to ensure defect-free MMC bore quality. To insure good lubrication, electrochemical machining was applied to the bore surface.
By use of radioisotope(RI) measurements, MMC reinforcement was optimized for wear characteristics. Particular attention was paid to use of fuels with high sulfur levels.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Production Process of Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) Engine Block

910835

View Details

STANDARD

Peening Media Conditioned Stainless Steel Cut Wire Shot (AWS)

AMS2431/4D

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

An Example of Optimal Cylinder Head Gasket Design for Light Weight High Performance Engine

2013-01-2642

View Details

X