Basalt plays an important role in 3D-printing surface habitat on the Moon and Mars where it is abundant and easily accessible within the regolith.
This work concerns the production of glass-basalt hybrid fiber reinforced composite with and without different micro fillers like graphite and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
Hybrid composites provide combination of properties such as tensile modulus, compressive strength and impact strength which cannot be realized in composite materials.
The influence of the cooling rate on the crystallization is investigated for the Cyclic butylene terephthalate (CBT) material after polymerization to thermoplastic polybutyleneterephthalate (PBT).
Continuous basalt fiber is more efficient and eco-friendly than most glass & carbon fibers.
The participants of the Basalt Composite Challenge are to come with an idea of composite products that can be produced under factory conditions.
This paper compares the compressive, flexural and splitting tensile strength of basalt fiber reinforced concrete with plain M30 grade concrete.
Chemical, mechanical and geometrical properties of basalt fiber are investigated and compared to the industry standard glass fibre.