Off-axis fiber reinforced composite core for an aluminum conductor

  • US 20080233380A1
  • Filed: 03/06/2008
  • Published: 09/25/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A composite core for an electrical cable, the composite core defining a longitudinal axis that defines a center of the composite core, the core comprising:

  • a plurality of longitudinally extending reinforcing fibers embedded in a resin matrix, the fibers comprising a tensile strength in excess of glass fibers, the fibers positioned towards the center of the composite core and the fibers oriented substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis; and

    a plurality of off-axis reinforcing fibers oriented at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis, the fibers embedded in a resin matrix and surrounding the longitudinally extending fibers.

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