Advantages of Fiberous Composite Materials

  • High design freedoms:fiber, resin and process selection.
  • High specific strength/stiffness:two/five times of aluminum/steel.
  • High fatigue resistance:90% / 50% of its ultimate strength for fiber composite/metal material.
  • No corrosion protection required:Could be totally avoid the coating/painting process.

Advantages of Carbon Fiber

  • Advantages of Carbon Fiber:1/5 of steel and 1/2 of aluminum.
  • Fatigue resistance:The static strength of aluminum alloy or steel is 50% whereas the rate is 90% for composite material.
  • Anti-corrosion:Under the exposure of air and steam, coating is necessary for metals while carbon fiber is corrosion-resistant, coating is not obligatory.
  • Dimensional stability:smaller expansion coefficient, able to produce net shape or almost net shape parts which save post-production cost.
  • Structure effectiveness:Minimize the amount of parts by design, which decreases the assembly cost and increases the structural stiffness and effectiveness.
  • Artful appearance
           Material
Item
CFRP GFRP SS400 NiCrMo SUS304 A2024 CFRP
Density
(g/cc)
1.56 2.0 7.8 7.8 8.03 2.77 4.5
Tensile Strength
(MPa)(ksi)
2450
(355)
1370
(200)
400
(58)
1470
(215)
980
(142)
422
(61)
1080
(157)
Tensile Modulus
(GPa)(msi)
138
(20)
39
(6)
206
(30)
206
(30)
197
(29)
74
(11)
114
(17)
Specific Strength
(10^6cm)
16.1 7.0 0.5 1.9 1.25 1.6 2.5
Specific Strength Ratio 12.9 5.6 0.4 1.5 1 1.3 2.0
Specific Modulus
(10^8cm)
9.0 2.0 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.6
Specific Modulus Ratio 3.6 0.8 1.1 1.1 1 1.1 1.1