The total load on composite is illustrated by the image below.

To compute for total load on composite, two essential parameters are needed and this parameters are **Load on Matrix (F _{m})** and

**Load on Fibre (F**

_{f}).The formula for calculating total load on composite:

F_{c} = F_{m} + F_{f}

Where:

F_{c} = Total Load on Composite

F_{m} = Load on Matrix

F_{f} = Load on Fibre

Let’s solve an example;

Find the total load on composite when the load on matrix is 20 and the load on fibre is 10.

This implies that;

F_{m} = Load on Matrix = 20

F_{f} = Load on Fibre = 10

F_{c} = F_{m} + F_{f}

F_{c} = (20) + (10)

F_{c} = 30

Therefore, the **total load on composite **is **30.**

**Calculating the Load on Matrix when the Total Load on Composite and the Load on Fibre is Given.**

F_{m} = F_{c} – F_{f}

Where:

F_{m} = Load on Matrix

F_{c} = Total Load on Composite

F_{f} = Load on Fibre

Let’s solve an example;

Find the load on matrix when the total load on composite is 34 and the load on fibre is 12.

This implies that;

F_{c} = Total Load on Composite = 34

F_{f} = Load on Fibre = 12

F_{m} = F_{c} – F_{f}

F_{m} = 34 – 12

F_{m} = 22

Therefore, the **load on matrix **is **22**

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