Databases | Aerospace Structural Metals Database (ASMD)

What is the Aerospace Structural Metals Database?

The ASMD was created by CINDAS LLC in 2007. It is the web-based version of the highly respected and widely used Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook (ASMH) developed by Air Force and NASA. The ASMD has quickly become the industry benchmark for materials properties of high strength, lightweight alloys. It now contains 97,679 data curves and 18,852 PDF pages of text, tables and references of critically evaluated information on 291 metal alloys in 23 metal groups used in the aerospace and other industries. The ASMD also contains 742 properties in 20 property groups. It has the same interactive features as the TPMD and MCMD. It is updated and expanded continually with carefully selected alloys.


Learn how to navigate in the ASMD web application with this short instructional video.

CINDAS LLC web-based database graphing functions include:

  • Large graphs.
  • Hovering cursor will show x and y values of each data point on the graph, in the color of the graph. All of the actual test data is still shown using the Show Text option.
  • Zoom feature expands the scale of the graph instantly. To zoom into the graph, click and drag a box around the data points to see in more detail. The graph will automatically adjust the axis values. This feature may be used multiple times to expand the same area of the graph. To return to the original graph, click Reset Zoom.
  • Export to printer, JPG, PNG, PDF, etc. New icons on graph display, allow user to save/export the graph to various programs.
  • Change Units feature placed next to the property and can be changed prior to viewing graph.
  • Expanded HELP section to explain new features.
  • Question marks (?) for immediate help with material and curve selection instructions.