- composite material
Solid material that results when two or more substances are combined (physically, not chemically) to create a new material whose properties are superior in a specific application to those of the original substances.The term specifically refers to a structural matrix (such as plastic) within which a fibrous material (such as silicon carbide) is embedded. Fibreglass-reinforced plastic is the best-known composite. Because of their stiffness, lightness, and heat resistance, composites are the materials of choice in numerous structural, reinforcing, and high-performance applications.
* * *also called compositea solid material that results when two or more different substances, each with its own characteristics, are combined to create a new substance whose properties are superior to those of the original components in a specific application. The term composite more specifically refers to a structural material (such as plastic) within which a fibrous material (such as silicon carbide) is embedded.A brief treatment of composite materials follows. For full treatment, see materials science.The remarkable properties of composites are achieved by embedding fibres (fibre) of one substance in a host matrix of another. While the structural value of a bundle of fibres is low, the strength of individual fibres can be harnessed if they are embedded in a matrix that acts as an adhesive, binding the fibres together and lending solidity to the material. The rigid fibres impart structural strength to the composite, while the matrix protects the fibres from environmental stress and physical damage and imparts thermal stability to them. The fibre-matrix combination also reduces the potential for a complete fracture; if one fibre fails the crack may not extend to other fibres, whereas a crack that starts in a monolithic (or single) material generally continues to propagate until that material fails.Most conventional composites resemble plywood in that they are built in thin layers, each of which is reinforced by long fibres laid down in a single direction. Such materials exhibit enhanced strength only along the direction of the fibres. To produce composites that are strong in all directions, the fibres are woven into a three-dimensional structure in which they lie along three mutually perpendicular axes.The structural component of a composite may consist of fibres made of glass or carbon-graphite, shorter “whiskers” made of silicon carbide or aluminum oxide, or longer tungsten-boron filaments. The matrix material may be an epoxy resin or other high-temperature plastic, aluminum or some other metal, or a ceramic such as silicon nitride. Fibreglass-reinforced plastic is the best-known composite and has found wide application in both household goods and industrial products. Composites are of greatest use in the aerospace industry, however, where their stiffness, lightness, and heat resistance make them the materials of choice in reinforcing the engine cowls, wings, doors, and flaps of aircraft. Composite materials are also used in rackets and other sports equipment, in cutting tools, and in certain parts of automotive engines.
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