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Title: Microstructure of friction surface developed on carbon fibre reinforced carbon-silicon carbide (Cf /C-SiC)
Authors: Wang, Yuan
Wu, Houzheng
Keywords: Composites
Electron microscopy
Carbon fibre
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: WANG, Y. and WU, H., 2012. Microstructure of friction surface developed on carbon fibre reinforced carbon-silicon carbide (Cf/C-SiC). Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 32 (12), pp. 3509 - 3519.
Abstract: We have used TEM to study the microstructure of friction surface of carbon fibre/carbon-silicon carbide composites brake discs after multi braking stop by using organic pads. A friction surface layer was developed consistently on the top of Si regions of the composites, but inconsistently on that of SiC and C. Inside the layer, amorphous silicon/silicon oxides appeared extensively with various non-metallic and metallic crystallites dispersed inside with sizes ranging from a few nanometers to several microns. A coherent interface between the friction layer and the composite surface was established under the braking conditions, whilst its sustainability varied notably in SiC and C regions. Microcracking near the friction surface appeared in SiC and C /C regions largely due to the extensive ductile deformation of SiC and weak interfaces between C and C . Material joining mechanisms were discussed to enlighten the friction transfer layer development on the surface of the composite discs.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of the European Ceramic Society [© Elsevier Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2012.03.039
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2012.03.039
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13804
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2012.03.039
ISSN: 0955-2219
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