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Table 2

Typical properties for some synthetic fibres [38].

Material Density (kg/m3) Young's Modulus
Tensile strength (MPa) Tensile strain to failure Ɛf (%) Coefficient of thermal expansion in the axial direction of fibre (10−6/K)
E-glass 2600 76 2000 2.6 4.9
Kevlar™ 1450 130/10 (axial/radial) 3000 2.3 –6
HM carbon 1950 380/12 (axial/ radial) 2400 0.6 –0.7
HS carbon 1750 230/20 (axial/radial) 3400 1.4 –0.4

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