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Thermally Stable Composite (TSC[sup]tm[/sup]) - Graphite Fiber Reinforced Glass For Dimensionally Stable Applications
Author(s): Karl M. Prewo; Eric Minford
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Paper Abstract

Through the reinforcement of glass matrices with high modulus graphite fibers a family of highly stable composites has been developed. The fabrication and properties of these composites will be described. It will be shown that tensile strength and fracture toughness far above that of the parent glass matrix can be achieved. Composite thermal expansion behavior will be described in detail with CTE values of less than 1 X 10-''C-1 achievable in specific instances. This combination of mechanical strength and to CTE recommends these materials for applications reauiring extreme environmental and dimensional stability which have traditionally utilized unreinforced glasses and graphite-epoxy composites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 December 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0505, Advances in Optical Materials, (26 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.964645
Show Author Affiliations
Karl M. Prewo, United Technologies Research Center (United States)
Eric Minford, United Technologies Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0505:
Advances in Optical Materials
Solomon Musikant, Editor(s)

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