Carbon-Carbon Materials and Composites


  • John D. Buckley
  • Dan D. Edie

The major areas of carbon-carbon materials and composites are described in this comprehensive volume. It presents data and technology on the materials and structures developed for the production of carbon-carbon materials and composites. The text is composed of papers by 13 noted authors in their areas of expertise relating to the processes and production of these material systems and structures. The subject matter in the book is arranged to lead the reader through materials processing, fabrication, structural analysis, and applications of typical carbon-carbon products. The information provided includes: fiber technology, matrix material, design of composite structures, manufacturing techniques, engineering mechanics, protective coatings, and structural applications using carbon-carbon materials and composites.
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Engineers, scientists and researchers dealing with carbon-carbon materials and systems.


Book information

  • Published: December 1993
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1324-7


"Ć informative coverageĆ a welcome addition." - Polymer News

Table of Contents

1. Carbon-Carbon Overview Introduction Carbon Fibers Continuous Fiber Composites Chemical Vapor Deposition Carbonized Organic Composites Mechanical Properties Applications Conclusions References Bibliography2. Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Introduction Manufacture of PAN-Based Carbon Fibers Manufacture of Rayon-Based Carbon Fibers Manufacture of Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers Manufacture of Vapor-Grown Carbon Fibers Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fibers Summary References3. Effect of Microstructure and Shape on Carbon Fiber Properties Introduction Carbon Fiber Processes Effect of Graphite Structure on Fiber Properties Brittle Failure Mechanism Microstructure of Carbon Fibers Effect of Microstructure on Fiber Properties Effect of Fiber Shape on Fiber and Composite Properties Summary References4. Textile Preforms for Carbon-Carbon Composites Introduction Classification of Preforms Linear Fibrous Assemblies Fabric Preforms Modeling of Textile Structural Composites Concluding Remarks References Bibliography5. Carbon-Carbon Matrix Materials Introduction Carbon Fibers Fabrication Methods of CC Composites Matrix Inhibition Microstructural Characterization Techniques Microstructure of CC Matrices Influence of Matrix on Composite Properties References6. Mechanics of Multidirectional Carbon-Carbon Composite Materials Symbols Introduction Background Characteristics of CC Materials Description of Model Method of Analysis Multidirectional Composite Model Degraded Properties Model Thin CC Composites Property Predictions and Data Correlation Effects of Degraded Properties Concluding Remarks References7. Manufacturing and Design of Carbon-Carbon Composites Introduction Composite Design Carbon-Carbon Composite Densification References8. High-Temperature Coating on Carbon Fibers and Carbon-Carbon Composites Introduction High-Temperature Coatings on Carbon Fibers High-Temperature Coatings on CC Composites References9. Applications of Carbon-Carbon References