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DOWNLOAD MATERION’S NEW WHITE PAPER: “DYNAMOMETER TESTING OF COMBUSTION CHAMBER COMPONENT MATERIALS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY WHILE MAINTAINING ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND ABILITY”

 

High performance alloys improve engine performance and efficiency when used to make crucial parts such as pistons, top rings, connecting rods, small end bushings, valve seats and valve guides. Materion has been supplying specialty materials to the racing industry for over 30 years, and now, for the first time, data is available to show how components made from our alloys and composites stand up to accelerated durability testing.

In partnership with Cosworth U.K., components made from our materials were tested at run times of 150 hours with 96 WOT – and showed no signs of wear or deformation.

In this whitepaper, you will:

  • Learn how components made of specialty materials allow for more efficiency
  • Discover ways to reduce emissions of series-production automotive engines – without loss of performance
  • Gain insights into what changes to engine parts can result in improved performance

If you have questions about the research, or would like to learn more about the range of high performance alloys made by Materion, please email David.Krus@Materion.com.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Internal combustion engines are a very mature technology, having been developed for over one hundred and twenty years. Over this time, significant improvements in power density and thermal efficiency have been realized from improvements in design, processing and material properties. Advances in computer simulation capability, particularly over the past thirty years, have enabled the former two categories to be explored and exploited very thoroughly, leaving materials development and specifications as the fundamental keys to unlocking further efficiency gains. This paper summarizes the design advantages and engine test results of a range of alternative materials developed for piston, top ring, connecting rod, small end bushing, valve seat and valve guide applications.

In a collaboration between advanced materials supplier Materion Inc and vehicle propulsion experts Cosworth Ltd., a Ford® EcoBoost® 2.3-liter engine (engine code YUDA) was selected as a baseline and the reciprocating parts were re-designed to take advantage of the improved characteristics of these materials.

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