Metallic Materials Data Handbook
The design engineer faces an ever-increasing demand
for products with a performance that must be substantiated under stringent
conditions of cost and environment. Assuming the basic skill of the designer,
no other single factor can contribute more to the economic preparation
of a satisfactory, competitive engineering design than ready access to
good reliable design data.
Data concerning aerospace structural materials are widely scattered and, when located, are of variable quality and relevance to industrial applications. The task of collecting and evaluating all the relevant data available on a particular material property is time consuming and therefore expensive. Even if such a task is performed it is often found that the customer will wish to view the design, not against some locally derived data, but against what can be demonstrated to be the best data that can be ascertained and which are vouched for by a significant cross-section of the engineering and scientific community concerned with both derivation and application of materials data. Accordingly, this Handbook has been prepared to meet design requirements with regard to aerospace structural metallic materials properties for both the designer and his customer and, by serving the needs of many, accomplishes the task at much lower cost and with a higher reliability than could the individual.
See also MMPDS (formerly Mil-Hdbk-5).
- Section 1: Derivation and use of design data
- Section 2: Notation and definitions
- Section 3: Property relationships
- Section 4: Limitations and variations of allowable stresses
- Section 5: Standardised test procedures
- Section 6: Aluminium alloys
- Section 7: Copper alloys
- Section 8: Heat resisting alloys
- Section 9: Magnesium alloys
- Section 10: Corrosion resisting steels
- Section 11: Non-corrosion resisting steels
- Section 12: Titanium alloys