“Composite” is a general term meaning an assembly of various and or dissimilar materials used in conjunction with each other to enable them to do a job or task that the individual materials cannot do by themselves. Reinforced concrete is a composite. Wood is a composite.
“Advanced Composites” normally refers to that group of composite materials usually associated with military of aerospace structures and using more advanced materials and the associated technology.
Composites normally consist of the following, but not limited to these:
The term “reinforced” normally means that some or most of the mechanical properties of a normally homogeneous material are enhanced by means of certain fibres or similar material. To be able to reinforce the other material, the reinforcing fibres should have the following properties: