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Carbon Fiber/Carbon Matrix Composites

  • Krishan K. Chawla
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Abstract

We devote this chapter to a very special kind of composite that consists of carbon fibers embedded in a carbonaceous matrix. The carbon fiber in these composites can be continuous or short. We described the processing of carbon fibers in  Chap. 2. Carbon is a very versatile material. It can exist in a variety of forms; amorphous, graphite, diamond, fullerenes, graphene, nanotubes, etc. Below we summarize the salient features of some important forms of carbon.

Keywords

Carbon Fiber High Pressure Processing Warp Yarn Thermal Expansion Behavior Fill Yarn 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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