MIL-HDBK-17/5 Composite Materials Handbook Volume 5 Ceramic Matrix Composites


Included in this current edition are the following subparts:

 BASE - June 17, 2002
 VALIDATION NOTICE 1 - Oct. 8, 2013
 VALIDATION NOTICE 2 - July 12, 2018


For Department of Defense purposes, this handbook is for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to comply. This mandate is a DoD requirement only; it is not applicable to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or other government agencies.

The primary purpose of MIL-HDBK-17 is the standardization of engineering data development methodologies related to characterization testing, data reduction, and data reporting of properties for ceramic matrix composite materials. In support of this objective MIL-HDBK-17 publishes properties on composite material systems for which data meeting specific requirements are available. In addition, MIL-HDBK-17 provides selected guidance on other technical topics related to composites, including material selection, material specification, material processing, design, analysis, quality control, and repair of typical ceramic matrix composite materials.


Claudia's Notes:
MIL-HDBK-17, Volume 5, is one volume with four parts, and serves as a source for the following:

• Part A: Documents material characterization data development methodology guidelines adaptable to a wide variety of needs, as well as specific requirements to be met by data published in the handbook. Most procuring and certifying agencies prefer, and some may require, that composite material systems used in critical applications either be characterized in accordance with Part A guidelines or selected from material systems published in Part D.

• Part B: Serves as a source for additional technical guidance and lessons learned on a wide variety of disciplines related to ceramic matrix composites.

• Part C: Provides technical guidance on the test methodologies and statistical assessment of material characterization.

• Part D: Provides a repository of potential design data. The documented property summaries for material systems provide data meeting the criteria for any of the three MIL-HDBK-17 data documentation classes, (screening, interim, and fully approved).

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June 17, 2002

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260 pages