Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is re
Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required.
Carbon fiber reinforced polymers have acquired used in the aerospace industry because their strength to weight ratio is among the highest of the fiber-reinforced polymers. (Prince 2011)Fiber-reinforced polymers display a linear-elastic behavior. Thus, it has properties related in a fashion described by Hooke’s law as follows. (Prince 2011)Table 1.1 shows a comparison of the primary physical properties of a series of fiber-reinforced polymers and Steel. Simple analysis shows that in comparison to steel and other fiber-reinforced polymers, Carbon fiber reinforced polymers have the highest tensile strength.
The elastic modulus of carbon-reinforced polymers ranges between 15,900-84,000 ksi (GPA), while that of steel 29,000 ksi (GPA). This makes it a better Asset for use in the vehicle body structural applications as compared to the traditional metallic. (Prince 2011)Comparing the fiber-reinforced polymers tensile and yield strength of steel.(fig. 1.0) Our interest is on CFRP and steel. We see that carbon fiber reinforced polymer has the highest value of 3500 MPa while Steel has the lowest of value 500 MPaAfter the application of the reduction factor,(fig 2.0) it is observed that Carbon fiber reinforced polymer has the highest usable strength.
High usable strength minimizes material usage thus minimizing labor cost. (Metalfe P. & Metalfe R. 2006) In further analysis of the mechanical properties, Carbon fiber reinforced polymers exhibit a wide range of mechanical properties including impact resistance, stiffness, Ability to carry loads, Flexibility, and Strength.Unlike the metals which display isotropic properties, Carbon fiber reinforced polymers exhibit isotropic properties. That is, some of their properties vary when measured when the direction of orientation (axes) are considered.
For carbon fiber reinforced polymers to be isotropic, the reinforcing elements must be oriented in a random fashion. .  .