The effect of carbon fibers and carbon nanotubes on the mechanical properties of polyimide composites

  • J. G. Zhang

In this experimental work, the influence of carbon fibers (CFs) added to polyimide (PI) composite plastics was investigated. Also, the effect of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the fiber-matrix interface was studied. The results obtained show that the mechanical properties of CF/CNT/PI nanocomposites are superior to those of CF/PI composites.


carbon fibers polyimide carbon nanotubes 



The author is grateful for the help from the “Chen Guang” project supported by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and Shanghai Education Development Foundation(project No. 09CG65) and for the support from the Leading Academic Discipline Project of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Project No. J51802.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Institute of TechnologyShanghaiPR China

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