Application of Ceramics Metal Functionally Graded Materials on Green Automobiles
Ceramics metal functionally graded materials (FGM) is applied on the dual friction pair of the green automobiles. The structure and component characteristics of FGM are better, compared with traditional Ceramics. Even with the same components, FGM bears an outstanding mechanical performance and its cracking strength, toughness and fatigue strength are relatively superior. The influence of Ceramics metal functionally graded materials on the performance of automobiles are analyzed via a comparative research and comparison of the external characteristics of automobile is made in terms of mechanism. The results indicate that the power output, fuel consumption and durability are improved considerably on the green automobiles. Improvement is also made on the wearing capability, lubricity and sealing performance as well. Hence comes the reduction of friction loss and leakage loss. The principal abrasion mechanism of FGM is plastic flowing and the secondary are brittle failure and grain abrasion.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
Y. Li et al., "Application of Ceramics Metal Functionally Graded Materials on Green Automobiles", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1925-0, 2005