16 February 2004 Effects of EB irradiation on stress-strain curves for carbon fiber reinforced composite materials
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In order to evaluate influence of electron beam (EB) irradiation on elasticity and stress- strain curve of composite materials reinforced by carbon fiber (CF), carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and carbon fiber reinforced graphite (C/C) were treated by EB irradiation of 0.3 MGy. Since the EB strengthening was mainly dominated by the ductility enhancements of carbon fiber and matrix of epoxy resin, EB irradiation enlarged fracture stress and enhanced fracture strain of CFRP. Furthermore, EB irradiation slightly enhanced bending elasticity of CFRP and largely enhanced the initial spring constant related to elasticity of C/C coil. Although the elasticity enhancement of carbon fibers did not largely contribute that of CFRP, that of treated graphite matrix in C/C mainly caused the C/C coil elasticity enhancement by EB irradiation. Such a new treatment is a dream-worthy technology for structural materials to be applied in the fields of future engineering.
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H. Kobayashi, H. Kobayashi, K. Yamada, K. Yamada, A. Mizutani, A. Mizutani, N. Uchida, N. Uchida, K. Tanaka, K. Tanaka, Yoshitake Nishi, Yoshitake Nishi, } "Effects of EB irradiation on stress-strain curves for carbon fiber reinforced composite materials", Proc. SPIE 5648, Smart Materials III, (16 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.582320; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.582320

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