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TitleA Study of the Thermomechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber–Polypropylene Composites
Author(s)Hattum, F. W. J. van
Bernardo, C. A.
Finegan, J. C.
Tibbetts, G. G.
Alig, R. L.
Lake, M. L.
Issue date1999
JournalPolymer Composites
Citation"Polymer Composites". 20:5 (Oct. 1999) 683-688.
Abstract(s)Short fiber composites were produced using polypropylene as matrix and polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based fibers or vapor grown carbon fibers (VGCF) as reinforcement. The strength, stiffness, and coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of the composites were measured. The VGCF-composites showed strength and CTE that are competitive with those of “conventional” PAN-fiber composites, but the stiffness was marginally lower. Micromechanical modeling of the PAN composite properties gives results consistent with the measurements. The models can be used to infer the apparent VGCF-properties from their composites.
DescriptionPublished by Wiley for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).
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