ENGINEERING TOOLKIT|July 5, 2011 10:12 am

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From the all-metallic airframes and sports cars’ chassis a few decades ago, modern designs have more and more composite materials. The Boeing 787 has 80% (in volume) of composites. Wind turbine blades are almost 100% composites. Competition cars (Formula 1 is a good example) are today basically all composites.

With the competition of composite materials, metal manufacturers are developing better alloys. The level of technology today and cost pressure still leave space for metals. Some applications have only metallic materials as options, as the hot section of aircraft turbines.

The publications available for download were obtained from http://www.everyspec.com and are unclassified material of public domain. You can download them here or direct from the source site. Material properties for the most used materials can be found here.

Attention on the units of the standards. Tolls for unit conversion in Unit Conversion

METALLIC MATERIALS 

 

METALLIC MATERIALS AND ELEMENTS FOR AEROSPACE VEHICLE STRUCTURES

Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS)

New aluminium alloy still not included on metallic materials handbooks. Click on it to have properties for online consultation. 

Table with the equivalent standards of the USA, France, Germany and United Kingdon for aluminium alloys and titanium used in the aerospace industry.

 

COMPOSITE MATERIALS 

 

COMPOSITE MATERIALS HANDBOOK – VOLUME 1 – POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES GUIDELINES FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

COMPOSITE MATERIALS HANDBOOK VOLUME 2. POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES MATERIALS PROPERTIES

 

COMPOSITE MATERIALS HANDBOOK VOLUME 3. POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES MATERIALS USAGE, DESIGN, AND ANALYSIS

 

COMPOSITE MATERIALS HANDBOOK VOLUME 4. METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES

 

COMPOSITE MATERIALS HANDBOOK VOLUME 5. CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

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