Carbon Fibres and Their Composites

Based on papers presented at the International Conference on Carbon Fibre Applications, Sāo José dos Campos (SP), Brazil, 5–9 December 1983, which was jointly sponsored by the Centro Técnico Aerospacial, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the United Nations Financing System for Science and Technology for Development

  • Erich Fitzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fibres for Reinforcement of Advanced Composites

  3. Polymer Matrices

  4. Fabrication and Design of CFRPs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. K. Brunsch
      Pages 149-158
    3. H. W. Bergmann
      Pages 159-172
  5. Testing and Fracture Behaviour of CFRPs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. D. F. Adams
      Pages 175-183
  6. Application of CFRPs in Aerospace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
  7. Further Applications of CFRPs (Non Aerospace)

  8. Carbon Fibres Activities in Brazil, PR China, India and South Korea

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. T. Nagabhushanam
      Pages 277-287
    3. C. Y. Kim, B. Rhee
      Pages 294-296

About these proceedings


The proper choice of technology is a complex decision, particularly for developing countries, as it depends not only on local needs and conditions but also, importantly, on the national political context and, increasingly, on the international environment. This technological choice carries with it the genetic code of the nation's future development. Many developing countries which lack the needed infrastructure do not have real options; others with a reservoir of scientific and engineering skills and explicit SIT strategies, can indeed choose between alternatives. Turning to the technologies themselves, these cover a wide spectrum: traditional technologies that are low-cost, low-energy and often better suited to meet basic needs; more sophisticated technologies which are highly knowledge-intensive and require large capital outlays for research, product design and manufacturing; and still others which depend upon a blending of modern technology with traditional methods to create products and processes more suited to local needs. Even within the group of advanced technologies, there is considerable differentiation, and those at the lower end of the product cycle are clearly within reach by the newly industri­ alizing countries.


Carbon ceramics composite polymer polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • Erich Fitzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Chemische TechnikUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70727-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70725-4
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