Flaws and Defects of Structural Carbon Fibers

  • I. L. Kalnin
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Most of the so-called high performance fibers, such as carbon, boron, or glass, used as the reinforcement in structural composites are inherently brittle. Nevertheless, the utilization of brittle fibers in composites intended for long term dynamic load-bearing applications is growing rapidly. Meanwhile, considerable efforts have been made to determine the prevailing mechanisms of the brittle fiber failure, particularly of carbon fibers (CF) and their composites.


Carbon Fiber Gauge Length Fracture Strength Internal Flaw Precursor Fiber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. L. Kalnin
    • 1
  1. 1.Celanese Research CompanySummitUSA

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