(Learning Modules / Mathematics / Bridges) Materials whose properties derive from the mixture of their component materials. Individual glass fibres held together by a plastic resin forms the easily moulded, yet strong, 'fibreglass' material used for canoes, car bodies etc. Recently, carbon or aramid fibres have been similarly used to create very light, stiff materials for beams....
rocks that are made up of two or more distinct materials that retain their original compositionsFound on http://www.njwildlifetrails.org/OutontheTrails/GlossaryofNaturerelatedTerms
Combinations of metals, ceramics, polymers, and biological materials that allow multi-functional behaviour. One common practice is reinforcing polymers or ceramics with ceramic fibres to increase strength while retaining light weight and avoiding the brittleness of the monolithic ceramic. Materials used in the body often combine biological and stru...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20741
Plants of the compositae family (Asteraceae). Common examples of these flowering plants are thistles, dandelion, and sunflowers.Found on http://www.physicalgeography.net/physgeoglos/c.html
Structural materials of metal alloys or plastics with built-in strengthening agents, e.g. carbon fibers.Found on http://www.braeunig.us/space/glossary.htm
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