23/01/2019 – Faserinstitut Bremen (FIBRE)
Cotton in Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics
Fibre reinforced plastics are often used in lightweight construction due to their high specific strength and stiffness. However, their susceptibility to impact stress is a disadvantage that results from the brittle fracture behaviour of thermosets. An example of impact stresses acting on a fibre reinforced plastic component are stones accelerated by aircraft wheels on runways. These stones might hit the airplane at high velocity and cause damage.