Accession Number : ADD095307

Title :   Critical Surveys of Data Sources: Mechanical Properties of Metals.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL STANDARD REFERENCE DATA SYSTEM

Personal Author(s) : Gavert, R B ; Moore, R L ; Westbrook, J H

Report Date : Sep 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : This study was undertaken with the objective of providing a detailed critical survey of the existent sources of mechanical property data for commercially available metals and alloys. This survey was intended to assess the scope, assets and deficiencies of about forty of the most prominent sources of such information. There were included: handbooks and technical compilations, information centers, foreign information sources, technical societies, and trade associations. The initial listing of sources to be examined was prepared by the authors with the advice and assistance of a subcommittee of the Metals Properties Council. The aim was to restrict the survey to sources which actually had compilations of mechanical property data in some form. Thus sources which offered only generalized guides to the literature, monographs, textbooks, or periodicals publishing original research or engineering articles were not to be included. Those sources from the original listing which were found upon detailed examination to fall into the latter categories are therefore treated in a separate appendix. (Author)

Descriptors :   *METALS, *ALLOYS, *MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SOURCES, SURVEYS, INFORMATION CENTERS, HANDBOOKS

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE