Carbon Fiber: Properties, Testing, and Analysis
Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites
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Shamsuddin, S.-R., Chee Ho, K. K., Lee, K.-Y., Hodgkinson, J. M. and Bismarck, A. 2012. Carbon Fiber: Properties, Testing, and Analysis. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–17.
- Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
Carbon fibers have been widely used in fibre-reinforced composites where strength-to-weight ratio is of upmost importance. In this article, a brief discussion of the production of PAN-based carbon fibers is presented. The characterization of the physical and chemical properties of carbon fibers is discussed. Following this, the methods of quantifying the wettability and surface properties of carbon fibers are outlined. We also present the method of measuring the tensile properties of a single carbon fibre. Finally, a brief outline is given on the quantification of the fibre–matrix interface, which is the key that determines the mechanical performance of the composites.
- carbon fibers;
- surface chemistry;
- interfacial properties;
- mechanical properties