Associate Director of Carbon R&D, Collins Aerospace and Adjunct Professor, Carbon Research and Development, Colorado State University Pueblo
Carbon-carbon composites were discovered in 1958 and first used as a thermal protection system on the Space Shuttle Orbiter beginning in April 1982. Today, carbon-carbon composites are used for a wide range of high temperature applications including re-entry vehicle nose caps, rocket motor exhaust throats, heat exchangers, and aircraft brake and Formula I friction materials. This presentation provides an overview of the history and applications of carbon-carbon composites, with focus on aircraft brake friction material processing and applications, and material development/ development opportunities.
Event Date: February 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM