Traditional materials, such as metals and plastics, have been widely used in various engineering applications, but their properties and performance characteristics are often limited, making them unsuitable for modern engineering requirements. As a result, there has been a growing interest in developing new materials, such as composite materials, that can offer enhanced properties and performance.
Composites are a distinctive type of materials that are created by blending two or more dissimilar materials to form a novel material with superior properties compared to its constituent parts. The resulting composite material can be designed to possess specific characteristics such as high strength, stiffness, toughness, and corrosion resistance, among others.
The two main components of composite materials are called the Reinforcement and the Matrix. The reinforcement provides the composite with its strength and stiffness, while the matrix holds the reinforcement in place and transfers the load between the reinforcement. Composite materials are typically arranged in a heterogeneous structure, meaning that the composition and arrangement of the different materials can vary throughout the composite.
Composite materials have been used in a variety of engineering applications, ranging from aerospace to biomedical engineering. One of the most significant advantages of composite materials is…read more on NOPR