Accession Number : ADP003168

Title :   Materials Properties Data Base Computerization,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO FAIRFIELD CT

Personal Author(s) : Baur,R. G. ; Donthnier,M. L. ; Moran,M. C. ; Mortman,I. ; Pinter,R. S.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Material property data plays a key role in the design of jet engine components. Consistency, accuracy and efficient use of material property data is of prime importance to the engineering community. This paper describes the system conception, development, implementation, and future plans for computer software that captures the Material Properties Handbook into a scientific data base. It allows the engineering community to access raw data and property curves, display multiple curves for material evaluation and selection, allow direct access by design analysis computer programs, display the material specification, and maintain a historical repository for the material evolution. The impact of this activity includes significant productivity gains and cost reductions; all users have access to the same information and provides consistent, rapid response to the needs of the engineering community. Future plans include incorporating the materials properties data base into network environment to access information from other data bases and download information to engineering work stations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *MANUFACTURING, *DATA BASES, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *MATERIALS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ENGINEERING, STANDARDIZATION, PRODUCTIVITY, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE