HYBRID_COMPOSITE_BEAM - H YBRI D COMPOSI TE Beams By Marc...

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Unformatted text preview: H YBRI D COMPOSI TE Beams By Marc Krishke A commonly used composite structured Table Tennis Racket Why composite materials? Table Tennis Racket without the aid of composite structures Images Retrieved from http://www.robbinstabletennis.com/images/blade-layers.jpg What is a composite material? It is a combination of two or more materials with different physical and chemical properties Properties of each material are retained in the composite material Together they give better performance For example, concrete- a composite material composed of cement, sand and aggregate Composition of Composite Materials They are usually made of two or more components The first is a strong fiber to give the material its tensile strength, e.g. carbon fiber The other, the matrix, is a resin such as polyester or epoxy to bind the fibers that are not oriented along lines of tension It also prevents the fiber from buckling in compression as well as resists shear while the fibers resist tension Hybrid Composite Beam (HCB) An example of composite structural member It was designed and patented by John Hillman It was chosen in 2000 by the High Speed Rail Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (HSR-IDEA) to develop a lightweight beam that is resistant to corrosion It is made of polymeric foam, fiber reinforced plastic, steel and concrete An HCB Structure of an HCB Inside an HCB is a concrete arch that is connected at the...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course CIVIL 1010 taught by Professor Snyder during the Spring '11 term at Macomb Community College.

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HYBRID_COMPOSITE_BEAM - H YBRI D COMPOSI TE Beams By Marc...

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