Stochastic Behaviour of Special Materials: The Composite Material

  • A. Borri
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 340)


A composite material can be defined as a macroscopic combination of two or more distinct materials, having a recognizable interface between them. However, because they are usually used for their structure properties, composites are actually the materials that contain a reinforcement (such as fiber) supported by a binder material (matrix). Thus, composites typically have a discontinuous fiber that is stiffer and stronger than the continuos matrix phase.


Probability Density Function Volume Percentage Special Material Elastic Characteristic Stochastic Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Borri
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  1. 1.University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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