By Cameron Chai
The Composite Materials Handbook-17 organization has inked an exclusive deal with SAE International to publish the initial release of the ‘Composite Materials Handbook’ called ‘CMH-17,’ which will be offered in print, DVD and electronic formats.
The six-volume engineering reference tool, CMH-17 was earlier referred to as MIL-HDBK-17. The handbook comprises over 1,000 records covering most recent test data for metal matrix, ceramic matrix, polymer matrix and structural sandwich composites.
Volumes include Composite Materials Handbook Volume 1 – Polymer Matrix Composites: Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials (R-422) ; Composite Materials Handbook Volume 2 – Polymer Matrix Composites: Materials Properties (R-423); Composite Materials Handbook Volume 3 – Polymer Matrix Composites: Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis (R-424); Composite Materials Handbook Volume 4 – Metal Matrix Composites (R-425); Composite Materials Handbook Volume 5 – Ceramic Matrix Composites (R-426); and Composite Materials Handbook – Volume 6 – Structural Sandwich Composites (R-427).
An international consortium of key engineering organizations has developed the handbook over many years. CMH-17 comprises an outline of the rapidly changing and developing composites technology and engineering. Hence, the handbook will need to be updated to include these technology advancements. In this Revision G edition, new content was included and several chapters were rearranged and edited to cover the latest technologies.
The handbook aims at standardizing engineering techniques associated with data reduction, testing and reporting property details of existing and potential composite materials. It is helpful to engineers to design and fabricate products using composite materials, especially in the aerospace industry.
SAE International’s Editorial Director, Kevin Jost stated that the organization is happy to team up with CMH-17 via the Wichita State University to release and market this updated Composite Materials Handbook. The Executive Director of National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University, John Tomblin informed that the new edition of CMH-17 comprises 10 years of latest data and updates.