Category: Transient Plane Source
Abstract: Phenolic resin impregnation was combined with liquid silicon infiltration to create a carbon/silicon carbide composite. The potential application for this material is in disc brakes in vehicles due to their oxidation resistance and friction behaviour. The density of the composite was altered until a final value of 2.10g/cm3 was achieved. The thermal conductivity of the composite was measured using the Hot Disk TPS, and was determined to be 48.72 W/mK. Wear rates and braking times were also extensively studied.
Reference: Journal of the European Ceramic Society 29(3) (2009) 497–503