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Automotive Cylinder Block Materials - Cast Iron
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published January 01, 1961 by SAE International in United States
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Gray cast iron as an automotive cylinder block material is discussed in this paper. The advantages of this material over aluminum are detailed in terms of cost, wear resistance, strain-stress tolerance, castability, corrosion resistance in aqueous coolant systems, damping characteristics, and commercial considerations. The future of gray iron for cylinder blocks is also reviewed.