Carbon Fiber Hoods
are very common in the racing industry and popular among car
enthusiasts due to their special carbon fiber characteristics.
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is Carbon Fiber and What Makes it the Top Choice for Automotive
Carbon fiber (carbon fibre),
alternatively graphite fiber, carbon graphite or CF, is a
material consisting of extremely thin fibers about 0.0050.010
mm in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms. The carbon
atoms are bonded together in microscopic crystals that are
more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber.
The crystal alignment makes the fiber very strong for its
size. Several thousand carbon fibers are twisted together
to form a yarn, which may be used by itself or woven into
a fabric. Carbon fiber has many different weave patterns and
can be combined with a plastic resin and wound or molded to
form composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic
(also referenced as carbon fiber) to provide a high strength-to-weight
ratio material. The density of carbon fiber is also considerably
lower than the density of steel, making it ideal for applications
requiring low weight. The properties of carbon fiber such
as high tensile strength, low weight, and low thermal expansion
make it very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military,
and motorsports, along with other competition sports. However,
it is relatively expensive when compared to similar materials
such as fiberglass or plastic. Carbon fiber is very strong
when stretched or bent, but weak when compressed or exposed
to high shock . For example, a carbon fiber bar is extremely
difficult to bend, but will crack easily if hit with a hammer.
(Source provided by Wikipedia)