Syalon Ceramics for Advanced Engine Components 850521
The development of experimental ceramic engine components is discussed in relation to the engine environment and engine performance requirements. It is suggested that future engine developments will be best served by materials exhibiting high strength, high temperature capability and high resistance to wear and abrasion.
From within the Si-Al-O-N system, materials with the required levels of properties can be produced by small, controlled changes in composition.
Such compositional flexibility will enable many component requirements for both advanced diesel engines and gas turbines to be satisfied by Syalon.