Reactive sintering to eliminate metal inserts in carbon-carbon brake discs



A brake disc rotor or stator is manufactured with slots in the interior face of the disc. A paste comprised of a fine powder of a carbide-forming metal along with fine carbon powder, suspended in an organic binder, is applied to the force-bearing areas in the rotor slot faces or the stator slot faces. The disc is then placed into a furnace in a nitrogen atmosphere and heated to the ignition temperature. When the furnace reaches the ignition temperature, a combustion reaction begins that creates a molten liquid ceramic material on the slot face. Upon cooling, the resulting brake disc has a tough, hard, abrasion-resistant ceramic surface on the portion of the brake disc slot that bears pressure.


Attribute NameValues
  • Reactive sintering to eliminate metal inserts in carbon-carbon brake discs

Patent Number
  • US 10100889 B2

  • Allen H. Simpson

  • Gregory Vanderheyden

  • Alexander Mukasyan

  • Mark L. La Forest

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Alexander Mukasyan

Prior Publication Date
  • 2013-09-13

  • 19

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • F16D 65/125 (20130101); F16D 65/126 (20130101); F16D 69/025 (20130101); F16D 65/127 (20130101); F16D 2200/0039 (20130101); F16D 2250/0053 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • F16D 65/12 (20060101); F16D 69/02 (20060101)

  • English

Date Issued
  • 2018-10-16

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Honeywell International Inc (Morristown, NJ)

  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

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