Compared to carbon fibers basalt and glass fibers withstand higher maximum temperatures without decomposition, which can be considered favorable for use for composite pressure vessels.
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.