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  1. #1 Composite laminates 
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    How does an unsymmetrical composite laminate differ from a normal composite laminate?

    Btw, does this topic belong here in Chemistry? I couldn't find a subforum on material science or material engineering.


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    The difference is that the properties (e.g. stress) of the symmetric laminate are the same in all directions. These properties will vary with direction in the unsymmetric laminate.

    You are correct that such questions are not chemically related. You might try contacting any authors of engineering papers for more information on this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutalalasudalala
    How does an unsymmetrical composite laminate differ from a normal composite laminate?

    Btw, does this topic belong here in Chemistry? I couldn't find a subforum on material science or material engineering.
    In engineering, an unsymmetrical laminate is the "normal" kind we make for general strength. Natural wood boards are symmetrical composite laminates, plywood is unsymmetrical. You can take that down to the micron scale of spun plastics and graphite fibres if you wish.
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