Composite Materials


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Composite Materials
10103081011120Composite MaterialsThis chapter deals with the mechanical behavior of composite materials that are formed from two or more dissimilar materials, on a macroscopic scale, where each material is continuous and homogeneous. Common composite materials generally consist of stiff and strong fibers, such as glass, carbon, or aramid, embedded in a softer material, such as a thermosetting or thermoplastic polymer, known as the matrix material, or simply, the matrix. Because of their strength, the fibers carry the load while the matrix keeps the fibers aligned, transfer the load from fiber to fiber, and protect the fibers from …
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Warren C. Young; Richard G. Budynas; Ali M. Sadegh: Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, Eighth Edition. Composite Materials, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export