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Composite Materials Handbook, MIL-HDBK-17E

Volume 1,  PMC Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials

Volume 1 contains guidelines for testing polymer matrix composites (PMC), including test planning, test matrices, sampling, conditioning, test procedure selection, data reporting, data reduction, and statistical analysis.  Volume 1 contains requirements for publication of material characterization data in MIL-HDBK-17.

Volume 1 - PMC Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials

Volume 2 - PMC Material Properties

Volume 3 - PMC Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis


MIL-HDBK-17-1E,  PMC Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials

This is an archived copy of the released Version E of Volume 1, dated 23 January 1997.  The most recent DOD release is also available through DOD.  Comments on the document may be submitted to the handbook secretariat.

Feel free to download the handbook in Portable Document Format (pdf).  If you do not have pdf reading software, download Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Front Material  (38 KB)

1.  Objective  (166 KB)

2.  Guidelines for Property Testing of Composites  (592 KB)

3.  Evaluation of Reinforcement Fibers  (102 KB)

4.  Matrix Characterization  (95 KB)

5.  Prepreg Materials Characterization  (43 KB)

6.  Lamina and Laminate Characterization  (1.0 MB)

7.  Structural Element Characterization  (646 KB)

8.  Statistical Methods  (510 KB)

Index  (13 KB)


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