What is RULE OF MIXTURES?

Method of determining properties of a mixture eg a composite material by summing for all constituents their value of the corresponding property multiplied by the volume fraction present ie a volume- weighted average of the properties of the components. Applies generally to the density of any composite, and under certain conditions, to such properties as elastic modulus, tensile strength, thermal and electrical conductiv


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