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composite,

alternate common name for Asteraceae or Compositae, the asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family.

composite

[kəm′päz·ət]
(engineering acoustics)
A re-recording consisting of at least two elements.
(materials)
A material that results when two or more materials, each having its own, usually different characteristics, are combined, giving useful properties for specific applications. Also known as composite material.

composite

A combination of conventional materials such as gypsum with reinforcement fibers such as carbon or glass so as to provide the material with greater strength.

composite (material)

composite (material)
Comparative characteristics of metals and composites.
Composites are made up of two or more distinct materials that when combined are better (i.e., stronger, tougher, and/or more durable) than each would be separately. Unlike alloys, composite materials are anisotropic and use fiber or whiskers in a bonding matrix. Most common composites used in aircraft are carbon composites and superplastics, which are lighter, cheaper, stronger, and less prone to corrosion.

composite

1. Maths capable of being factorized or decomposed
2. of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family Asteraceae
3. denoting or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a combination of the Ionic and Corinthian styles
4. any plant of the family Asteraceae (formerly Compositae), typically having flower heads composed of ray flowers (e.g. dandelion), disc flowers (e.g. thistle), or both (e.g. daisy)

composite

composite

A combination of elements. See composite video.
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Asia is said to presently account for over 25% of the global polymer composites market, and the potential for further growth is said to be large, especially in countries such as China and India.
An integral function for most composite parts is the bonding of inner and outer parts and/or reinforcements.
For wood composites and kiln drying of other products, the drying process accounts for approximately 50%-80% of total manufacturing energy consumption.
I can tell you that, in addition to military work, we are particularly pleased to be working on projects for private companies which are very cutting edge and which will have significant impacts on composite technology, transportation and energy.
If microcracks are healed before they connect or grow into larger fissures, structures made of composites can have longer functional lifetimes with less maintenance, says Richard P.
Since most of the possible applications involve moving components, any weight saving from composite materials will result in increased fuel efficiency.
Fibres for composite reinforcements: properties and microstructures
The initial steps would comprise the identification of a radically different biologically induced adhesion, identification of the required fiber type and modification, and development of self-organizing nano-structures to lead to a composite design.
Just as a mother's and father's genes determine their child's features, FacePrints' computer codes -- mathematical expressions defining the eyes, hair, chin, nose and mouth -- merge to create new composite renderings of a face.
Of course, fiber is used in the composite to reinforce the rubber and raise the modulus; lowering the modulus to a very great degree would improve endurance at the expense of the original purpose of the reinforcement.
Thus, composite materials offer the potential for significant weight savings in many applications.
provides an extensive overview of machining methods for composite materials