Carbon fibre fracture at 4100fps - Non-metals | Andrew Cartledge

Carbon fibre composite materials are very strong, but don't stretch much before they break under tension. When they do, large amounts of energy are released in a very short amount of time, sending high energy shockwaves through the material, and resulting in a hail of splinters and dust.

#Engineering #MaterialsScience #Sheffield #CarbonFibre #CompositeMaterials #Composite #Shockwaves #Tension
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