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What is a composite material ? Please help me with some examples 

asked Jul 19, 2016 in Chemical Engineering by noname | 85 views

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The word composite denotes , it is made of several elements together.

As the name suggests these are materials which are made up of two or more constituent materials with different properties.

Composite materials have high durability and combined properties of constituent materials.

You would get a clear cut idea with example below :

One of the most prominent and widely used material : Concrete , a best example of composite material composed aggregates laid on cement matrix.

Other composite materials include :

  • Plywood 
  • Carbon fibers applications :
  1. Bicycle frames, 
  2. Hang glider components, 
  3. Stand up paddle (SUP) shafts and blades, 
  4. Kayaks, Rowing shafts, and paddles


Advantages of using composite materials in water sports :

  • Composites have durable flex properties and can withstand moisture without rusting, 
  • making them the material of choice for nautical applications, such as boating and other water sports.

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answered Jul 19, 2016 by slow_learner (1,492 points)
edited Jul 19, 2016 by slow_learner