1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A piece of aluminum as shown in the picture is applying a compressive force on the fiberglass material. I need to know if the loading material will exceed the specification of the fiberglass material. 2. Relevant equations Properties of fiberglass Tensile strength Monolayer (Warp): 380 MPa Tensile strength Monolayer (Weft): 300 MPa Fiber Volume: 50% Properties of resin Tensile strength: 30 MPa Volume: 50% 3. The attempt at a solution My question is, since the loading structure is pressing against the fiberglass, the load will cause the fiberglass to be stretched inwards thus resulting in tension. Is this deduction reasonable?