Properties of Selected Fibres
1Spectra 900 E=66-73GPa; Spectra 1000 E=98-113GPa; Spectra 2000 E=113-124GPa
2Spectra 900 s=2.1-2.6GPa; Spectra 1000 s=2.9-3.25GPa; Spectra 2000 s=2.9-3.5GPa
PBT = Poly(p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisthiazole)
PE = Gel Spun ultra high molecular weight polyEthylene (Spectra®,Dyneema®)
PEN = polyEthylene Napthalate (Pentex®
PBO = Poly(p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisoxazole)
Properties of Seleced Matrices
* Aluminium Alloys such as 2024, 6061 and 7075 can be used as a matrix and can be heat treated to give tensile strengths up to 550 MPa.
** Titanium alloys such as IMI 550, Ti-6Al-4V can be used as matrices and have yield strengths in the range 800 to 1500 MPa.
For shear modulus a good approximation is 3/8 of Elastic modulus.