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Textbook Problem

Most pistons used today are made of.

  1. cast iron

  • aluminum
  • ceramic
  • none of the above
  • To determine

    The most commonly used piston material.

    Explanation

    In Present days the piston material is mainly cast aluminum alloy due to lower weight and excellent thermal conductivity. There are mainly three types of aluminum alloys used in pistons today. They are:

    Hypoeutectic pistons have 9% silicon any 91 % aluminum alloy.

    Eutectic have 12 % silicon alloy and,

    Hypereutectic have more than 12% of silicon content in it...

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