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8. Explain why carbon fibres have very high stiffness and strength along the direction of (a) (b) Explain why carbon fibres have a much lower strength and stiffness transverse to the (c) Explain why unidirectional carbon fibre composites have a high stiffness and strength the fibre, using diagrams to illustrate your points. fibre direction, using diagrams to illustrate your points parallel to the fibres, using diagrams to illustrate your points. [3 marks] [2 marks] [3 marks] (d) Explain why unidirectional carbon fibre composites have a lower stiffness and strength perpendicular to the fibres, using diagrams to illustrate your points. [2 marks]

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