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Disgustingly Technical Question About Composites  
User currently offlineJason McDowell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

What is the density (in grams per square meter) of most carbon fiber used in airframe applications?

In particular, I'm interested in the Raytheon Premier flight control surfaces (which are prepreg composite).

If anyone actually knows this, I'll be blown away. : )


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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

From what I've read, average carbon fibre density is around 1.75 grams per cubic centimeter. Aircraft-grade carbon fibre could be a bit denser than that, maybe somewhere in the region of 2.0 g/cm³?


User currently offlineMITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

1. go to http://www.matweb.com
2. click "material types"
3. other engineering materials -> carbon fiber
4. pick a few to get a feel for density values

Don't worry, "disgustingly technical" has to involve calculations of some sort, at least  Smile

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