Composites have many different properties which makes the material a composite. Firstly, here are a few things you should know about composite materials.
- Made from more than one material.
- Different materials can be combined in a variety of ways.
- The results combines certain properties of each individual component material.
- Parts are arranged in a variety of ways so that the end product has properties.
- There is a required cost to do this.
To help you understand a composite, I will use the…
Ice and Paper Composite
In testing, we would expect to see the pure ice (Composite 1) fail at the lowest stress (stress is force per unit area) with the matted ice composite (Composite 3) failing at the highest stress . For the ice-paper composite with random fibres, the failure stress will be more reliable.