The Library has added three new databases from ASM International (the world’s largest and most established materials information society) featuring information about alloys — combinations of metallic elements designed to provide greater strength and prevent corrosion, and without which much of modern life would not be possible. The types of information found within these databases — alloy standards, specifications, phase diagrams, the principles and practices of failure analysis — have innumerable applications that affect everyday items such as the coins in your pocket, cell phones, automobiles, aircraft, and any number of cutlery utensils including surgical instruments.
Stainless steel, for instance, is used to make clean, light, portable, durable, and reusable beverage containers that may help to eliminate the tons of non-returnable plastic containers that foul oceans, contaminate the food chain, and produce greenhouse gases, and they will also reduce the need for energy used in recycling aluminum cans.
This suite of resources provides peer-reviewed materials related to materials science and engineering, a new bachelor’s degree program at UVA.
ASM Alloy Center Database Alloy Finder is a database of more than 120,000 alloy designations, specifications, standards, and commercial grades in the U.S. and globally. The latest release includes nearly 14,500 new and updated ferrous and nonferrous alloy standards specification data sheets: UNS, ASTM, ASME, and International standards (BSI, BIS, JIS, etc.).
ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database allows you to search and view more than 40,300 binary and ternary phase diagrams for inorganic systems.
ASM Failure Analysis Database features more than 1200 case histories compiled from a wide variety of ASM International publications: ASM Handbook volumes, conference proceedings, technical books, journals, and magazines. The ASM Failure Analysis Database also includes full access to ASM Handbook, Volume 11, Failure Analysis and Prevention. Volume 11 describes the principles, practices, and analytical techniques of failure analysis.