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Carbon fiber reinforced composites: their structural and thermal properties
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Paper Abstract

More and more astronomical telescopes use carbon fiber reinforced composites (CFRP). CFRP has high stiffness, high strength, and low thermal expansion. However, they are not isotropic in performance. Their properties are direction dependent. This paper discusses, in detail, the structural and thermal properties of carbon fiber structure members, such as tubes, plates, and honeycomb sandwich structures. Comparisons are provided both from the structural point of view and from the thermal point of view.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7739, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation, 77392G (22 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855877
Show Author Affiliations
Jingquan Cheng, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Dehua Yang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7739:
Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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