Granta Design announced the release of four updated metals data modules, which the company says will help engineers to find and use information on metal performance, specifications, designations, and global metal equivalencies. The latest data for steels (StahlDat SX), alloy standards (MI-21), metals for high-pressure environments (the ASME BVP Code), and aerospace alloys (MMPDS-06) are now accessible to engineers using Granta's materials information technology products.
The StahlDat SX steels data, licensed from the German Steel Institute (Stahlinstitut VDEh), provides essential input data for design, analysis, and processing, as well as for research. The update includes the latest additions and withdrawals from the official European Register of Steels, plus an improved and updated Supplier section.
The MI-21 ('Metals Information for the 21st Century') data consists of specifications, standards, trade literature, and datasheets from the World Metals Index (WMI), plus data on metal joining and surface treatment consumables from The Welding Institute (TWI), backed up by two specialist and authoritative library services. The MI-21 project is coordinated by NAMTEC (the UK's National Metals Technology Centre), which has added hundreds of additional alloy and consumable specifications in the last year.
Engineers and designers working with aerospace alloys can access and apply MMPDS-06 data securely, quickly, and traceably. This source of materials property data for aerospace component design (previously known as MIL-HDBK-5) now contains 2,611 datasheets, including new records on precipitation-hardened stainless steel, alpha-beta titanium alloys, and aluminium-beryllium hybrid alloys.
The ASME BPV Code data on the metals used in boilers, pressure vessels, and power plant components has been updated to include the latest information on, for example, design stress. Maintained by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), it offers access to both PDF copies of the ASME service book pages and a structured 'live' database providing the property data for search, comparison, analysis, and export to CAE/CAD.
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