Accession Number:

ADA093212

Title:

Metrication of MIL-HDBK-5C

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Apr 1977-29 Aug 1980

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1031.0

Abstract:

The objective of this program was to develop a soft metric MIL-HDBK-5 Handbook based upon the conversion of existing United States U.S. units to the metric system of measurement and to publish the metric version of MIL-HDBK-5 as an Air Force technical report. The approach was to convert existing MIL-HDBK-5 to the metric system by changing all U.S. units of measurement to equivalent metric units. As required by Reference 1, the metric system used was The International System of Units SI. In making the metric conversion, the conversion factors listed in Reference 2 were utilized. In general, the rules for conversion and rounding delineated in Reference 2 were observed. However, some exceptions to these rules were taken. The Handbook contains two digit and three digit design values in Ksi units with two and three significant figures, respectively. In the conversion, some arbitrary decisions were made for practical reasons. For most mill products, the design values vary with thickness. Consequently, the room temperature design allowable property tables list design values according to thickness ranges.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE