Carbon / Epoxy Composite Materials - Properties - Supplier Data by Goodfellow

Key Properties

Provided below are properties for carbon /epoxy composite sheet, carbon /epoxy composite tube and carbon /epoxy composite rod.

Table 1. Key properties

Properties Carbon/Epoxy Composite Sheet

Property

 

 

Value

Coefficient of thermal expansion - Longitudinal

x10-6 K-1

 

 2.1

Coefficient of thermal expansion - Transverse

x10-6 K-1

 

 2.1

Compressive Strength - Longitudinal

MPa

 

 570

Compressive Strength - Transverse

MPa

 

 570

Density

g.cm-3

 

 1.6

Shear modulus - in-plane

GPa

 

 5

Shear strength - in-plane

MPa

 

 90

Tensile strength - Longitudinal

MPa

 

 600

Tensile strength - Transverse

MPa

 

 600

Ultimate Compressive Strain - Longitudinal

%

 

 0.8

Ultimate Compressive Strain - Transverse

%

 

 0.8

Ultimate Shear Strain - in-plane

%

 

 1.8

Ultimate Tensile Strain - Longitudinal

%

 

 0.85

Ultimate Tensile Strain - Transverse

%

 

 0.85

Volume fraction of fibres

%

 

 50

Young's Modulus - Longitudinal

GPa

 

 70

Young's Modulus - Transverse

GPa

 

 70

Properties Carbon/Epoxy Composite Tube

Property

 

Value

Material

 

 High Precision Tubes

Thermal Expansion Coefficient - Longitudinal

x10-6 K-1

 0.1

Volume fraction of fibres

%

 55-60

Young's Modulus - Longitudinal

GPa

 110-120

Properties Carbon/Epoxy Composite Rod

Property

 

 

Value

Compressive Strength - Longitudinal

MPa

 

 800-1300

Compressive Strength - Transverse

MPa

 

 50-250

Density

g.cm-3

 

 1.6

Flexural modulus - Longitudinal

GPa

 

 125

Flexural strength - Longitudinal

MPa

 

 1200

Tensile strength - Longitudinal

MPa

 

 1100-1900

Tensile strength - Transverse

MPa

 

 50

Thermal Expansion Coefficient - Longitudinal

x10-6 K-1

 

 -0.3 to -0.7

Thermal Expansion Coefficient - Transverse

x10-6 K-1

 

 28

Ultimate Compressive Strain - Longitudinal

%

 

 0.8

Ultimate Compressive Strain - Transverse

%

 

 2.5

Ultimate Tensile Strain - Longitudinal

%

 

 1.1

Ultimate Tensile Strain - Transverse

%

 

 0.5

Volume fraction of fibres

%

 

 55-60

Young's Modulus - Longitudinal

GPa

 

 120-140

Young's Modulus - Transverse

GPa

 

 10

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Date Added: May 22, 2003 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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