Also provided are data summaries for a number of relevant composite material systems for which available data meet specific MIL-HDBK-17 requirements for publication. Additionally, supporting engineering and manufacturing technologies and common practices related to composite materials are summarized.
MIL-HDBK-17 is the primary and authoritative source for characterization and statistically-based property and performance data of current and emerging advanced ceramic matrix composites. It reflects the best available data and methodologies for characterization, testing, analysis and design, and includes data development and usage guidelines in support of design methodologies for components.
This standardization handbook has been developed and is being maintained as a joint effort of the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The information contained in this handbook was obtained from materials producers, industry, reports on Government sponsored research, the open literature, and by contact with research laboratories and those who participate in the MIL-HDBK-17 coordination activity.
All information and data contained in this handbook have been coordinated with industry and the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, and Federal Aviation Administration prior to publication.
US Army Research Laboratory Weapons & Materials Research Directorate.