SAE International Publishes New Book on Ceramic Matrix Composites - Part of Six-volume CMH-17 Set

SAE International announces a new book that offers technical guidance and properties on ceramic matrix composite material systems.

Composite Materials Handbook Volume 5. Ceramic Matrix Composites” is the fifth volume of SAE International’s six-volume Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17). This book helps to standardize engineering methodologies related to testing, data reduction, and reporting of property data for current and emerging composite materials. The selected guidance on technical topics related to this class of composites includes material selection, processing, characterization, testing, data reduction, design, analysis, quality control, application, case histories, and lessons learned of typical ceramic matrix composite materials.

CMH-17 is an engineering reference tool that contains over 1,000 records of the latest test data for polymer matrix, metal matrix, ceramic matrix, and structural sandwich composites. CMH-17 provides information and guidance necessary to design and fabricate end items from composite materials. It includes properties of composite materials that meet specific data requirements as well as guidelines for design, analysis, material selection, manufacturing, quality control, and repair.

The entire CMH-17 series includes:

  • Volume 1: “Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials”

  • Volume 2: “Materials Properties”

  • Volume 3: “Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis”

  • Volume 4: “Metal Mix Composites”

  • Volume 5: “Ceramic Matrix Composites”

  • Volume 6: “Structural Sandwich Composites”

To order “Ceramic Matrix Components” or for more information, visit

To request electronic review copies of these books, email . Forward published reviews to Shawn Andreassi at or SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale PA, 15096-0001.

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