Design and engineering of carbon brakes

@article{Stimson1980DesignAE,
  title={Design and engineering of carbon brakes},
  author={I. L. Stimson and R. Fisher},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1980},
  volume={294},
  pages={583 - 590}
}
  • I. L. Stimson, R. Fisher
  • Published 1980
  • Materials Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The need for weight saving on Concorde stimulated the development of lightweight aircraft brakes. Carbon has long been recognized as a major constituent of brake friction materials and a carbon carbon composite has been engineered to provide adequate structural, thermal and friction characteristics for these disks. The use of carbon brake disks offered a 60 % weight saving compared with steel. Design of the composite is particular to the application. Orientation of the fibres on account of… Expand
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