30. Effects of Composite Processing on the Performance of Carbon Fiber/Glass Matrix Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Dongxin Qi and
  2. Carlo G. Pantano

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313978.ch30

Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Qi, D. and Pantano, C. G. (1994) Effects of Composite Processing on the Performance of Carbon Fiber/Glass Matrix Composites, in Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313978.ch30

Author Information

  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375198

Online ISBN: 9780470313978

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Keywords:

  • evaluation;
  • methodology;
  • optical microscopy;
  • observations;
  • parameters

Summary

The performance of carbon fiber/glass matrix composites can be dramatically affected by composite processing conditions. This paper focuses on the effects of preform heat treatment on the properties of the resulting composite. It was observed that a variation in temperature from 300 to 400 °C for the preform heat treatments in air could lead to two distinct groups of composites. Whereas one group of composites showed excellent strength and toughness, their counterparts were very weak and brittle. The different performance of the composites was interpreted in terms of the fiber oxidation, in-situ fiber strengths and interface bonding character of the composites.