Learn about what makes a composite.
- [Lecturer] Per definition, a composite material…consists of a combination of materials…that are mixed together to achieve…a specific structural property.…The individual materials used…in the creation of the composite…do not dissolve or merge into the composite…but they act together as one.…The properties of the composite material…are superior to the properties of the individual materials…from which it is constructed.…So, composites differ from metallics drastically.…
Metallics like aluminum and steel…are what's called isotropic materials.…Basically, this means that the properties…of the materials are the same in every direction,…whereas composites are anisotropic.…Anisotropic basically means that the materials…have different properties in different directions.…A tree grain off of a trunk, you'll see,…grows in a specific direction.…That is an anisotropic layout or layup…of the fibers in a tree.…
The mechanical properties are tailored, specifically,…by modifying the composite and its materials…with the various layups of the fiber.…
- What is a composite?
- Where composites are used
- Composite materials
- Composite manufacturing methods
- Inspection methods
- Repairing composites
Skill Level Beginner
Rapid Prototyping for Product Designwith Gabriel Corbett1h 38m Appropriate for all
Design for Additive Manufacturing: FDMwith Kacie Hultgren1h 47m Intermediate
3. Manufacturing Methods
4. Inspection Methods
5. Damage Types
6. Repair Methods
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