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Mechanical Engineering: Find Properties of Materials

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MatWeb

MatWeb's searchable database of material properties includes data sheets of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials.

NAS/NRC reports: Materials

On-line access to National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council reports on materials topics.

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E & S Library Resources

To find property data for materials, try the following resources in the E & S Library:

Alloy Digest
Published 1952 -
E & S Library Reference Area: TA490 .A4
Each sheet gives manufacturer, composition, properties, recommended treatments and applications of a particular alloy.

The Metals Black Book - Nonferrous Metals. [CD-ROM].
Published: 1998
Author: Bringas, John E. and Michael L. Wayman.
E & S Library Public Computer: BB252
Contains data from American and Canadian standards. Includes chemical compositions, mechanical properties, physical properties, and machining data.

The Metals Red Book - Nonferrous Metals. [CD-ROM]
Published: 1998
Author: Bringas, John E. and Michael L. Wayman
Engineering and Science Library Public Computer: BB253
Contains data from American and European standards. Includes aluminum, copper, nickel, titanium, zinc, tin (solders), precious metals, zirconium and cobalt alloys.

Carbon and Alloy Steels.
Published:1996.
Author: Davis, Joseph R., ed.
E & S Library Reference Collection: TA479 .C37C37

ASM Engineered Materials Reference Book. 2nd ed.
Published:1994
Author: Bauccio, Michael, ed.
E & S Library Reference Collection: TA403.4 .A84 1994

OR use these databases:

Knovel
A database of the full text of over 800 science & engineering handbooks.

Materials Research Database with METADEX (Metals Abstracts)
Content on materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering application.


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