Challenges in Carbon/Carbon Composites Technologies

  • Dhami, T.L. (Carbon Technology Unit, Div. of Engg. Materials, National Physical Laboratory) ;
  • Bahl, O.P. (Carbon Technology Unit, Div. of Engg. Materials, National Physical Laboratory)
  • Received : 2005.04.28
  • Accepted : 2005.06.07
  • Published : 2005.09.30

Abstract

Carbon/Carbon Composites due to their far superior thermo-mechanical properties are used in a number of demanding applications. However, the material still is used only in specific high tech applications with few exceptions in general industrial applications. The material is extremely expensive and the major challenge is to reduce its cost. Various innovative processing routes are outlined to reduce the cost of processing.