The effects of coating materials in spark ignition engine design

Durat M., Kapsiz M., Nart E., Ficici F., Parlak A.

MATERIALS & DESIGN, vol.36, pp.540-545, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matdes.2011.11.053
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS & DESIGN
  • Page Numbers: pp.540-545


Ceramic coatings provide good thermal barrier properties for designers. In the design of adiabatic engines, reducing in-cylinder heat rejection requires very special thermal barrier coatings on the engine combustion chamber. Partially, thermal barrier coating (TBC) on the top surface of the piston in the annulus form is considered as a solution for unburned HC emission produced by incomplete combustion with respect to crevice volume after SI engines start (the three-way catalytic converter is not yet activated in the period of first 120 s). Because TBC on the top piston surface decreases the thermal conductivity and increases the unburned charge oxidation by increasing the temperature in the flame quenching area near the entrance of the crevice volume between the piston and liner during the compression and the early part of the expansion strokes.