Chapter 37. Design of Ceramic Brake Pads and Disks

  1. Hua-Tay Lin and
  2. Mrityunjay Singh
  1. Walter Krenkel

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294741.ch37

26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 3

26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 3

How to Cite

Krenkel, W. (2008) Design of Ceramic Brake Pads and Disks, in 26th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 23, Issue 3 (eds H.-T. Lin and M. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294741.ch37

Author Information

  1. German Aerospace Center (DLR) Pfaffenwaldring 38–40 70569 Stuttgart Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375785

Online ISBN: 9780470294741

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Keywords:

  • silicon;
  • infiltration;
  • density;
  • morphology;
  • carbodcarbon

Summary

Ceramic Matrix Composites manufactured via the melt infiltration of silicon into carbon/carbon (LSI-process) show superior tribological properties in comparison to grey cast iron or carbon/ carbon. In combination with their low density, high thermal shock resistance and good abrasive resistance, these C/C-SiC composites are promising candidates for advanced friction systems. Based on different short as well as continuous carbon fibre reinforcements, the CMC microstructure can be modified in terms of phase composition and morphology resulting in a big variety of thermomechanical as well as tribological properties. In combination with new design approaches cost-efficient manufacturing processes have been developed and have lead to successfully tested prototypes of brake pads and disks.