During the last years basalt fibers came into focus of researchers as a cost competitive fiber with slightly higher mechanical properties and thermal and chemical stability than E-glass fibers. Therefore, this study is conducted in order to get more insight on the effect of thermal load on mechanical performance of basalt fibers in comparison to E-glass and carbon fibers.
With the gained knowledge of material properties under thermal load pressure vessels with optimized bonfire characteristics shall be designed.
Eduard Kessler¹, Rainer Gadow², Jona Straub²
1 NuCellSys GmbH, Neue Strasse 95, D-73230 Kirchheim u. Teck, Germany
2 Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites (IFKB), University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 7B, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany.