Composites - *Modulus of Elasticity of composites can...

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Composites *Types *PMC – polymer matrix composites *MMC – metal matrix composites *CMC – ceramic matrix composites *Each of the various components retains its identity in the composite and maintains its characteristic structure and properties *Generally possess characteristic properties dependent upon: *Properties of individual components *Relative amounts of the components *Size, shape and distribution of the discontinuous components *Degree of bonding between components *Orientation of the various components Composite Facts *Composite structures can be much lighter and stronger than comparable metal structures.
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Unformatted text preview: *Modulus of Elasticity of composites can greatly exceed the modulus of steel and aluminum *Cost of materials for composites can be up to 7 times more than steel *Different coefficient of expansion between steel/aluminum and composites *Presents problems in mold design, especially those composites that are heated to cure (autoclave/furnace) Composite Structural Constituents : Fiber, Particle, Flake, Lamina, Filler (skeleton) Composite Examples: Particle, filled, Fiber, Flake, laminated...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MFGT 110 taught by Professor Puck during the Fall '07 term at Wisc Stout.

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