Rapid synthesis of silicon carbide-carbon composites



Production of pore-free carbon/carbon-silicon carbide composite materials with mechanical properties making them suitable for use in such applications as the production of aircraft landing system brake components including brake discs. The method includes: providing a porous carbon-carbon composite preform; surrounding the porous carbon-carbon composite preform with silicon powder to form an intermediate construct; applying a uniaxial load to the construct; applying direct electrical current to an assembly containing the loaded construct of porous carbon-carbon preform surrounded by silicon powder, thereby melting the silicon powder and infiltrating the pores of the carbon-carbon preform with liquid silicon; and initiating a combustion-type reaction between the silicon and carbon in the preform, thereby forming silicon carbide in the preform.


Attribute NameValues
  • Rapid synthesis of silicon carbide-carbon composites

Patent Number
  • US 9321692 B2

  • Manuel Koucouthakis

  • Douglas J. Steinke

  • Alexander Mukasyan

  • Jeremiah D. E. White

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Alexander Mukasyan

Other Application
  • 12/533,706

Prior Publication Date
  • 2010-02-11

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20100032286 A1

  • 11

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • C04B 35/573 (20130101); C04B 35/645 (20130101); C04B 35/806 (20130101); F16D 69/023 (20130101); C04B 2235/428 (20130101); C04B 2235/5252 (20130101); C04B 2235/5256 (20130101); C04B 2235/5427 (20130101); C04B 2235/5436 (20130101); C04B 2235/666 (20130101); F16D 2200/0047 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • C04B 35/573 (20060101); C04B 35/645 (20060101); C04B 35/80 (20060101); F16D 69/02 (20060101)

  • English

Date Issued
  • 2016-04-26

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)

  • University of Notre Dame du Lac

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