High Modulus Carbon Tubing
Very high stiffness ◾ Strength similar to standard modulus ◾ Ideal for minimal bending and fast response
The higher the number the better, right? Except in the case of golf, this is mostly true. Composite materials offer incredible benefits when compared to metals but don't forget, there is a time and a place for one or the other so let us help you decide!
- Most commonly used to measure "How Stiff" a tube or plate is
- Units used are typically in msi (million pounds per square inch)
- Considering a tube/plate with exactly the same "layup / fiber orientation", the higher the modulus, the lower the deflection or bend
- Units used are typically shared in ksi (thousand pounds per square inch)
- The maximum stress that a material can withstand while being stretched or pulled before failing or breaking
Carbon Fiber Material: Modulus, Strength | Benefits, Features & Notes
- Standard Modulus | 34 msi, 700 ksi | Good structural properties - Stiffer than aluminum - Readily available
- Intermediate Modulus | 42 msi, 825 ksi | Great structural properties - Highest strength option - Great balance of stiffness and strength
- High Modulus | 57 msi, 670 ksi | Very stiff - Good thermal conductivity / stability - Typically used in all 0° & 90° (or off-axis) plies throughout the ply sequence / laminate orientation.
- Ultra High Modulus | 94 msi, 414 ksi | Stiffest option available - Great thermal conductivity - Used primarily as 0° plies in combination with lower modulus / higher strength fibers in the 90° orientation to create a well-balanced and functional composite structure.
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