Development of aluminum metal matrix composites (al-mmc) brake rotor and pad author links open overlay panel hiroaki nakanishi a kenji kakihara a akinori nakayama a tomiyuki murayama b show more. The rotors’ testing results indicate that a functional reinforced aluminum metal matrix composite rotor is viable option for front and rear brake applications in the automotive and commercial trucking market.
A metal matrix composite (mmc) is composite material with at least two constituent parts, one being a metal necessarily, some automotive disc brakes use mmcs early lotus elise models used aluminum mmc rotors,.
Metal matrix composite brake rotor: historical development and product life cycle analysis 473 historical review of brake rotors brake rotor development and their use began in england in the 1890s. Aluminum metal matrix composite brake rotors with a selective ceramic function reinforcement gradient (frg) have been developed for automotive applications this paper will highlight the design, manufacturing, and testing of the rotors weight saving of an aluminum composite rotor in comparison to a. Cast iron automobile brake rotors are heavy and suffer from limited lifetimes and excessive wear in the form of dust aluminum (al) metal matrix composites (mmcs) with ceramic particulate reinforcement such as silicon carbide (sic) have long been considered as significantly lighter weight, potentially longer lasting and more environmentally favorable automobile brake discs however, previous.
Metal matrix composite brake rotor: historical development and product life cycle analys is 477 immediate profit is not a pressure as the lack of it is expected at this time.