In Moscow, new brake disks developed for next gen Russian aircraft

In Moscow, new brake disks developed for next gen Russian aircraftScientists at the Chemistry Department of Moscow Lomonosov State University have developed new technology that a Russian manufacturer is already using to make aircraft brake disks from carbon-based composites

Scientists at the Chemistry Department of Moscow Lomonosov State University have developed new technology to manufacture aircraft brake disks from carbon-based composites, Science and Technologies Russia reported. The new disks are said to be four times lighter than metal-ceramic based ones, and much more wear-resistant. Rubin, an aircraft-building corporation based in Balashikha just outside Moscow, has already manufactured a pilot production run of the new carbon composite disks. According to Rubin CEO Yevgeny Kramarenko, ?the characteristics of the new material, including its braking properties and overheat resistance in operation at temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius, make it unparalleled...