Application of Ceramics to Turbocharger Rotors for Passenger Cars

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Y. Katano, M. Ando, T. Itoh, M. Sasaki

Nissan Research Center, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., 1, Natsuhima-cho, Yokosuka, 237 Japan

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 115(1), 9-16 (Jan 01, 1993) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906692 History: Received March 04, 1991; Online April 24, 2008


Nissan has been developing and marketing ceramic turbocharger rotors for five years. This paper outlines the major theories and techniques used in ceramic fabrication, joining of ceramic and metal components, and machining of ceramics. It also presents a dynamic stress analysis using DYNA3D and describes techniques used in performing impact damage experiments, reliability evaluation, and lifetime preprediction.

Copyright Ā© 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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