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What is anisotropy?

asked 2016-05-29 16:16:37 -0500

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What is anisotropy in composite materials?

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answered 2016-05-29 20:46:05 -0500

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Composites can be made anisotropic, i.e. have different properties in different directions, and this can be used to design a more efficient structure. In many structures the stresses are also different in different directions; for instance in closed-end pressure vessels – such as a rocket motor case – the circumferential stresses are twice the axial stresses. Using composites, such a vessel can be made twice as strong in the circumferential direction as in the axial.


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