22 July 2010 Carbon fiber reinforced composites: their structural and thermal properties
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More and more astronomical telescopes use carbon fiber reinforced composites (CFRP). CFRP has high stiffness, high strength, and low thermal expansion. However, they are not isotropic in performance. Their properties are direction dependent. This paper discusses, in detail, the structural and thermal properties of carbon fiber structure members, such as tubes, plates, and honeycomb sandwich structures. Comparisons are provided both from the structural point of view and from the thermal point of view.
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Jingquan Cheng, Dehua Yang, "Carbon fiber reinforced composites: their structural and thermal properties", Proc. SPIE 7739, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation, 77392G (22 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855877; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.855877
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