It is desired to produce a continuous and oriented carbon fiber reinforced epoxy having a modulus...

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It is desired to produce a continuous and oriented carbon fiber reinforced epoxy having a modulus of elasticity of at least 69 GPa in the direction of fiber alignment. The maximum permissible density is 1.40 g/cm{eq}^3{/eq}.

Given the data in the following table is such a composite possible? Why or why not?

Assume the specific gravity of the composite can be determine by a weighted average of the densities of the constituents.

Material Specific gravity E(GPa)
Carbon fiber 1.80 260
Epoxy 1.25 2.4

Composite:

When two materials having different properties are combined to obtain a new material with the new properties is known as composite material or composite. It has one fiber material and one matrix material.

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