Graphite-reinforced, resin-matrix composites show a near-term potential for widespread usage outside of the aerospace field. Commercial/industrial/sporting goods designers can now begin to capitalize on the past five years of technology development. Reproducible material properties up to five times better than those for metals make graphite a strong contender for a wide range of non-aerospace applications. In addition to major improvements in strength and stiffness, graphite composites offer many secondary property advantages such as high fatigue resistance, wear resistance, improved damping characteristics, and low friction and thermal expansion coefficients.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Jordan, C E
    • Kuebeler, G C
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

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  • Accession Number: 00035069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-DE-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM