What Is a Composite?
At its core, the word “composite” means a “mixture” or “compound.” Today, engineers use this word to refer to a material consisting of two or more parts. The properties of a composite differ quantitatively and qualitatively from the properties of each of its constituent materials. Despite the variety of compositions, most of the composite materials have two fundamental parts: the reinforced filler, which is responsible for the desired mechanical properties, and the matrix, which binds the reinforcing elements.
The principle of the composite device
Can a metal alloy, for example, be a composite? The answer is no, as the composite materials do not mix and remain physically separated from each other.