This property is of importance in cases when the weight of the object produced has a significant influence on its performance. For instance, it allows light manufacturing vehicles that can use the less powerful engines and save more fuel. Indeed, CFRP outperforms steel in strength and stiffness. To be precise, a specific quality of carbon fiber reinforced plastic will be five times stronger than steel and 20% lighter than other steel
CFRP is its exceptional durability. The perfect structure and qualities of the material lead to stability and immunity to serving environmental conditional. CFRP is humidity, saline-water, and high alkalinity, as well as ultraviolet radiation. Numerous scientists observe that while degradation of the material Is possible on the surface of the object, irritant agent have a very limited influence on the mechanical behavior
Thermal expansion refers to the tendency of the object to expand and contract depending on the temperature of the environment. Low thermal expansion contributes to the stability of the material. Material with the low thermal expansion is suitable in cases when small changes of position matter. While the thermal expansion of steel amounts to 7 degrees F, the one of the CFRP hovers around -1 to 8 degrees. Depending on the type of fiber and method of manufacturing, CFRP can be exceptionally stable. This characteristic makes it possible to use CFRP in aircraft, optical machinery, telescopes, and waveguides.
This process affects the surface and structure of metal and results in a loss of the weight of metal. All alloys deteriorate and corrode, however, the low rate of corrosion ensures a more extended exploitation period. Moreover, the low price of corrosion leads to safe use. Depending on the type of resin used for production, CFRP oxidizes at temperatures from 2700°C to -120°C. While made of proper fiber and resins, CFRP is one of the most resistant corrosion materials.
Fraying is one of the primary damage types that affect fiber reinforced plastics, it results in deterioration of the surface of the object and degradation of the overall performance. Moreover, vibration exposure affects the health of the employee working with the vibrating material and may lead to numerous diseases. Carbon fibers stand out from other composite materials presenting sustainable and efficient performance.