Progress of ceramic matrix composites brake materials for aircraft application

Shangwu Fan, Chuan Yang, Liuyang He, Yong Du, Walter Krenkel, Peter Greil, Nahum Travitzky

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Carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) brake materials are new highly competitive brake materials. They possess a series of outstanding advantages such as high strength, low density, good high temperature resistance, excellent friction properties, low wear rate and long life. Up to now, it has been equipped in some type of aircraft, and high end cars. The paper presents a brief state of the art of C/SiC brake materials. The attention is focused on manufacturing process, properties and wear mechanisms of C/SiC aircraft brake materials, as well as progress and future of the aircraft brake materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-325
Number of pages13
JournalReviews on Advanced Materials Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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