Development Status of Isuzu Ceramic Engine
Ceramics show high degree of heat resistance. But an attempt to build an adiabatic engine using ceramic materials should be carried out by full evaluation of characteristics of each ceramic material. The strength of ceramic parts are dependent on both their manufacturing processes and the mechanical and thermal stresses to which the parts are subjected. Full consideration should be given to these factors in evaluating ceramic parts. Even if a ceramic engine were manufactured after full consideration (1) to these factors, adiabatic engines proposed by R. Kamo and other researchers have had difficulty in realizing performance level and fuel economy as first suggested.