Leslie_R (trojan@atoka.net)
Mon, 28 Aug 2000 11:14:41 -0500


no, i do believe i heard the word ceramic used to describe the
material.. they can make that stuff suprisingly strong, but i guess
people can't help pigeon-holeing it as fragile and thinking "ceramic =
what grandma's flower-pot is made out of"

-Les

Joaquin Torres wrote:
>
> I seem to remember reading something similar, but I recall the engine being
> composed of a graphite/composite material, not ceramics. Ceramics could be
> used in rocket engine components, as they theoretically wouldn't not be 'banged
> about', but there are too many violently moving parts in an internal combustion
> engine for ceramics.
>
> Joaquin Torres
>
> Leslie_R wrote:
>
> > pottery ceramic ould of course.. but i seem to remember hearing on some
> > science show about experimental high-performance internal combustion
> > engines that were mostly or compleately out of ceramic
> >
> >
> > -Les
> >
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