Carbon-carbon is a non-oxide engineering ceramic material.

Material Properties

Compressive (Crushing) Strength240 MPa (35 x 103 psi)

Density1.7 g/cm3 (110 lb/ft3)

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus95 GPa (14 x 106 psi)

Electrical Conductivity0.090 % IACS

Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude-5 10x Ω-m

Poisson's Ratio0.32

Shear Modulus36 GPa (5.2 x 106 psi)

Specific Heat Capacity760 J/kg-K

Strength to Weight Ratio11 kN-m/kg

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)19 MPa (2.8 x 103 psi)

Thermal Conductivity40 W/m-K

Thermal Diffusivity31 m2/s

Thermal Expansion4.0 µm/m-K

The length of each bar compares the given value to the highest value in the database.

Further Reading

Carbon Alloys: Novel Concepts to Develop Carbon Science and Technology, E. Yesuda et al. (editors), 2003

Carbon-Carbon Materials and Composites, John D. Buckley and Dan D. Edie, 1994