Introduction to Composite Materials

  • Jianqiao Ye


The term composite is often used for a material that is made of two or more different parts. Each of the parts may have different mechanical and chemical properties. A composite composed of an assemblage of these different parts gives us a new material whose performance characteristic is superior to that of the individual parts taken separately.


Representative Volume Element Fibre Reinforce Polymer Laminate Plate Laminate Composite Plate Unidirectional Composite 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianqiao Ye
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  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringUniversity of LeedsUK

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