Accession Number : AD0699492

Title :   THE EFFECT OF STRETCH DURING THE WET-SPINNING OF POLYACRYLONITRILE PRECURSOR FIBRES ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE RESULTANT CARBON FIBRES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Moreton,R.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Fibres of polyacrylonitrile were prepared by wet-spinning from a sodium thiocyanate solution and the amount of stretching in steam was varied between X5 and X13. These fibres were converted to carbon fibres by preoxidizing in air at 220C, followed by carbonization to 1000C in hydrogen and heat-treatment to 2500C in argon. The results of mechanical tests showed that the tensile strengths and the Young's moduli of the carbon fibres increased with the amount of stretch thus reflecting a similar trend that had been present originally in the polymer fibres. The carbon fibres produced from the polyacrylonitrile fibres that had been steam-stretched X13 had an average Young's modulus of 50 x 10 to the 6th 16/sq in and an average tensile strength of 177,000 lb/sq in after being heat-treated to 2500C. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARBON FIBERS, *MANUFACTURING), (*ACRYLONITRILE POLYMERS, CARBON FIBERS), MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, GRAPHITE, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE