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Aerospace What is exact difference btwn ISOTROPIC and HOMOGENEOUS materials

  1. Apr 22, 2010 #1
    what is exact difference btwn ISOTROPIC and HOMOGENEOUS materials (kindly dont tell definition of those things)
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2010 #2

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    Re: clarification

    Roughly, isotropic means: it looks the same in any direction (i.e. if you stand in a point and turn around your axis, you can't determine which way you are looking), while homogeneous means: it looks the same from anywhere (i.e. if you move around in the material, you can't determine where you are, unless you hit a boundary of course).
     
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