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Carbon Fiber Composite, Ply Orientation

Carbon Fiber Composite Cross-Section

This section was cut at about 45 degrees to the plane of the layup. "0" plys become N-S ellipses, +45's become NW-SE and -45's become NE-SW ellipses. The range of aspect ratios in any given ply is a measure of true alignment within the ply.

Reflected Crossed Linear Polarized Light


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