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Old 08-17-2004, 04:04 AM   #1
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Default anyone know how strong is fiberglass compared to steel?

as in lets say 1mm thich steel tube = ?mm thick fiberglass tube.

or how much fiberglass does it take to be able to hold 60+psi of pressure.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:11 AM   #2
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Default not sure, but was told by another engineering student doing their thesis

if you could refine the impurities out of glass, it would be a better building component than steel (stronger than steel).
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:12 AM   #3
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Default yes, but i only have access to basic body shop grade lol

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Old 08-17-2004, 04:23 AM   #4
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Default go with carbon fiber!

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Old 08-17-2004, 04:32 AM   #5
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Default ...

<ul><li><a href="http://www-materials.eng.cam.ac.uk/mpsite/interactive_charts/strength-density/IEChart.html">http://www-materials.eng.cam.ac.uk/mpsite/interactive_charts/strength-density/IEChart.html</a</li></ul>
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:32 AM   #6
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Default does gasoline dissolve carbon or fiberglass resin?

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Old 08-17-2004, 04:33 AM   #7
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Default Not that I know of.

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Old 08-17-2004, 04:35 AM   #8
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Default hm.. i think operation fix a fuel line leak is gonna work

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Old 08-17-2004, 04:41 AM   #9
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Default I don't think it would be a problem...........

don't the make carbon fiber fuel cells?
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Old 08-17-2004, 05:31 AM   #10
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Default depends on the type of resin.

In most cases though, gasoline won't hurt it.
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