Piston design guidelines

  • MAHLE GmbH
Part of the ATZ/MTZ-Fachbuch book series (ATZMTZ)


Due to the operational requirements of typical internal combustion engines (two-stroke, fourstroke, gasoline, and diesel engines), aluminum-silicon alloys are generally the most appropriate piston materials. Large-bore pistons and commercial vehicle pistons, or their crowns or upper parts, however, are often made of steel.


Diesel Engine Gasoline Engine Piston Ring Piston Crown Piston Skirt 
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© Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2012

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