Carbon/Carbon Friction Materials for Dry and Wet Brake and Clutch Applications 890950
A new composite material has been developed for brake and clutch friction applications. This material is comprised of carbon fiber reinforced carbon matrix composite which has been subjected to high processing temperatures. The key attributes of this material are high coefficient of friction, low wear, low density, excellent stability at high temperatures and consistency of performance when using the same material against itself. Carbon/Carbon friction materials have now progressed beyond aircraft brake rotors/stators to automotive racing car brake rotors and pads and clutch plates to possible production automotive and truck applications.