Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polymer 

CFRPCarbon Fibre-Reinforced Polymer – is a composite material that has a very high strength-to-weight ratio and consists of carbon fibres embedded in a polymer resin. Other fibres can be used in addition to carbon fibres and the resin may be epoxy or other polymers, such as polyester. The high strength-to-weight ratio makes CFRP a good material for use in a wide variety of applications, particularly in the aerospace, automotive and sports equipment industries. CFRP is a composite material due to it being made from two distinct materials, which remain as individual constituents within the finished product.

Products made with CFRP present particular challenges for NDT and have different damage mechanisms to more conventional metallic components. Failure mechanisms include delamination, fibre debonding and pull-out.

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