Mention the characteristic properties of composite materials.
Properties of composites
• Stronger & stiffer than metals.
-for same strength,lighter than steel by 80% & Al by 60%.
• Highly corrosion resistant
• Tailorablethermal expansion properties.
Can be compounded to closely match surrounding structures to minimize thermal stress.
• Exceptional Formability
Composites can be formed into many complex shapes during fabrication
• Stealth property
It can be made low observable by radar by seeding appropriate materials.