A rod consists of a binder and two types of filamentous reinforcement with the following constituent properties.
Material Density (g/cm3) Wt. % E (GPa)
Binder 1.3 35 3.5 .06
Fiber A 2.5 45 70 1.4
Fiber B 1.6 20 6 .45
a) What maximum load can this rod carry without rupturing any of the constituents? Assume the cross-sectional area of the rod-10cm2.
b) What is the maximum load the rod can carry?
c) What constituent will rupture last?