Low Temperature Properties of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Epoxide Resins

Part of the Cryogenic Materials Series book series (CRYMS)


In recent years Carbon Fibre Reinforced Epoxide resins have been used for applications in the aerospace industry. The high ratios of strength and stiffness to specific weight are important in structures such as satellites and space vehicles. For applications at room temperature the material properties were also studied with care. The test equipment, the specimens and the manufacturing procedures were controlled at a high standard. A high tensile or a high modulus carbon fibre is used according to the particular requirement. As many structures will work at low temperatures in the future, the material properties at these temperatures are required for design purposes. The most important properties are strength, stiffness and thermal characteristics.


Fatigue Enthalpy Helium Epoxy Shrinkage 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • W Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbHOttobrunnGermany

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