A study for multi thermal cycle effect on mechanical property change in carbon epoxy composite

탄소섬유 복합재료의 열사이클에 의한 물성치 변화에 관한 연구

  • 최순권 (명지대학교 기계공학과 대학원) ;
  • 박세만 (명지대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 박명균 (명지대학교 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2000.04.01


Composite materials have been increasingly used in automotive and aircraft industries, naturally leading to active researches on the materials. The carbon-epoxy composite is selected to study its thermal characteristics. During multiple thermal cycles composed of repeated cooling and heating variations of elastic constants are investigated to understand thermal effects on the carbon-epoxy composite. In this investigation longitudinal resonance method and flexural resonance method was used to characterize. The values of $E_1$ show small amount of increases depending on number of cycles of the thermal fatigue processes whereas values of $G_13$ do not indicate noticeable changes. Also, in cases of $E_2$ and $G_23$ their values decrease to a certain extend in initial stages after applications of thermal fatigue processes. However, the number of cycles of the applied thermal fatigue processes does not seem to affect their values.