Carbon fiber reinforced microcomposites in two different epoxies

Kazanci M.

POLYMER TESTING, vol.23, no.7, pp.747-753, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2004.04.007
  • Journal Name: POLYMER TESTING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.747-753
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Seven carbon fibers were embedded into two different types of epoxy resin to prepare microcomposites, one epoxy being stiff and the other being flexible. These microcomposites were used for short-term and long-term strength tests. The long-term test results were conducted at three stress levels. The experimental results indicated that matrix properties play an important role in the mechanical behavior of composites. It was found that the stiff epoxy produces significantly stronger and creep rupture resistant composites. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.