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Plastic Engine Block Cooled with liquid metal

  1. Feb 11, 2009 #1
    Is there any research done on plastic engine blocks or cannon barrels ?
    I interested in using plastics at high heat high pressure environments after learning some researchers cools 1600 degree plate to 80 degrees with potassium or sodium or exotic metallic liquids.
    I think it might be possible to produce a block out of graphite powder and epoxy composite ,
    use liquid sodium as a coolant and use of metallic liners.
    Other high wear parts could be made from metal but think the weight reduction of the engine and the easy of production.
    I need your ideas ,

    Best ,

    Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Istanbul
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2009 #2
    By the way , if you interested to cool something with liquid metals , look to nuclear power stations or ibm news.

    Best ,

    Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Istanbul
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 #3

    berkeman

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    I can think of at least a couple other problems with plastic cannon barrels, beyond heat.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 #4
    If you jacket the barrel with concrete and if you use a liner , you reach somewhere possible.

    Best ,

    Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Istanbul
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 #5

    berkeman

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    With all that extra stuff, what would be the advantages over the traditional steel barrel?
     
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