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Hybrid Mats

  1. Abdul Rahim Othman,
  2. Amie NorFreeda Amir

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc109

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Othman, A. R. and Amir, A. N. 2011. Hybrid Mats. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–5.

Author Information

  1. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011


Hybrid mats have been developed by controlling the constituent composition in order to provide wider opportunities to control material stiffness, strength, and cost. There are three distinctive types of hybridization of the composite mats, in which the details have been made available in this article. Further details on the fabrication process as well as the applications in the engineering structures are also presented.

The readers will also be presented with the unique mechanical behavior of the hybrid mats, in which the apparent disparities are observed, compared to the single-fiber system. Brief overview on the optimization work carried out on the multisystem fibers in order to attain the desired properties is also highlighted. The final section provides the issues and problems that inhibit the development of the hybrid technology.


  • hybridization architecture;
  • multiple fiber system;
  • synergistic effect;
  • fracture stresses