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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 16, pp 4294–4299 | Cite as

The effect of oxygen partial pressure on the oxidation behaviour of carbon fibres and carbon fibre/glass matrix composites

  • R. G. Iacocca
  • D. J. Duquette
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Abstract

Carbon fibres were examined for oxidative stability, both in the as-received condition and in a carbon fibre/glass matrix composite, to determine the effect of oxygen partial pressure on their oxidation behaviour. The oxidation data as a function of oxygen partial pressure (0.05, 0.21, and 1.0 atm) were then analysed to determine how the structure of the fibre surface impacts the oxidation behaviour. For the as-received material, it was determined that the data are best described by Temkin-type adsorption kinetics, while the fibres encased in the glass matrix exhibited Langmuir-type kinetics. This relevance of this distinction is discussed.

Keywords

Oxidation Oxygen Polymer Partial Pressure Carbon Fibre 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Iacocca
    • 1
  • D. J. Duquette
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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