Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP)


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Properties of Commonly Used Resins¹
 
Application Price of Previous
Construction
Price of Composite
Construction
 
65 m³ reservoir for chemicals Stainless Steel +
installation: 1.
0.53
Smoke stack for chemical plant Steel: 1. 0.51
Nitric acid vapor washer Stainless Steel: 1. 0.33
Helicopter stabilizer Light alloys + steel (16kg): 1. Carbon/epoxy(9kg): 0.45
Helicopter winch support Welded steel (16 kg): 1. Carbon/epoxy (11kg): 1.2
Helicopter motor hub (Mass: 1): 1. Carbon/Kevlar/epoxy (mass: 0.8): 0.4
X-Y table for fabrication
of integrated circuits
Cast Aluminum: Rate of fabrication: 30 plates/hr Carbon/epoxy honeycomb sandwich: 55 plates/hr
Head of welding robot Aluminum:Mass=6kg Carbon/epoxy: Mass = 3 kg
Aircraft floor (Mass = 1): 1. Carbon/Kevlar/epoxy (mass: 0.8): 1.7
 
¹from "Composite Materials: Design and Applications,"
by Daniel Gay, Suong V. Hoa, and Stephen W. Tsai

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