What is meant by a composite material?

What is meant by a composite material?

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  • kkanadekkanade Forum Coordinator
    A composite material is a combination of two or more materials. These individual materials usually have very different material properties. Sometimes the materials have a biased stiffness in a particular direction making them non-isotropic. By combining the different materials and orienting their stiffness, a composite material can be constructed that tuned for the needs of the application. In high performance engineered structures, glass or carbon reinforced plastics is very common.
  • skadamskadam Member
    Great question. Composite materials can also be things like wood, cardboard, reinforced concerete where the metal reinforcement is embedded in the concrete matrix.
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