Electrical and mechanical properties of short-carbon-fiber reinforced polymerized cyclic butylene terephthalate composites

Bin Yang, Ji Feng Zhang, Lu Zhang, Shao Hua Fan, Li Min Zhou

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Polymerized cyclic butylene terephthalate (pCBT) resin casts filled with short carbon fibers were prepared by the melt-mixing approach. The electrical conductivity of short-carbon-fiber (SCF) reinforced thermoplastic pCBT resin casts were investigated with a special attention paid to the properties in the percolation threshold region and the mechanical properties of the composites were also studied. The percolation threshold value of the novel material system was determined which was also verified by SEM images and the thermoelectric behavior of the specimens. Even though the electrical properties of SCF/pCBT composites enhanced significantly, the material becomes more brittle than neat pCBT and all the specimens appear brittle fracture during the mechanical test. Moreover, fiber pull-out is the main damage form in three-point-bending test.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Composites for Marine Engineering
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783038354062
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event1st International Conference on Advanced Composites for Marine Engineering, ICACME 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 10 Sep 201312 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Conference1st International Conference on Advanced Composites for Marine Engineering, ICACME 2013


  • Electrical conductivity
  • Mechanical properties
  • SCF/pCBT composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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