composite material


ECSS-E-ST-32C Rev. 1


combination of materials different in composition or form on a macro scale


  • NOTE 1 Composite materials provide improved characteristics not obtainable by any of the original components acting alone
  • NOTE 2 The constituents retain their identities in the composite.
  • NOTE 3 Normally the constituents can be physically identified, and there is an interface between them.
  • NOTE 4 Composites include - fibrous (composed of fibres, usually in a matrix), - laminar (layers of materials), and - hybrid (combinations of any of the above).
  • NOTE 5 Composites material can be metallic, non-metallic or a combination thereof.
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