# Assume that the composite described in Problem 16.8 has a

# Assume that the composite described in Problem 16.8 has a

Assume that the composite described in Problem 16.8 has a cross-sectional area of 320 mm2 (0.50 in.2) and is subjected to a longitudinal load of 44,500 N (10,000lbf).

(a) Calculate the fiberâmatrix load ratio.

(b) Calculate the actual loads carried by both fiber and matrix phases.

(c) Compute the magnitude of the stress on each of the fiber and matrix phases.

(d) What strain is experienced by the composite?