Global Benchmark for Critically Evaluated Materials Properties Data

From the CINDAS LLC archives comes the historically important film called The Anatomy of Data. This approximately 15 minute long video describes the need for critically evaluated data, and the process by which CINDAS at Purdue University painstakingly analyzed and synthesized data curves on thousands of materials. The importance of having data with a pedigree is explained.

CINDAS LLC is a private company formed exclusively to disseminate materials properties data collected and analyzed by the Center for Information and Numerical Data Analysis and Synthesis (CINDAS) at Purdue University. CINDAS LLC obtained an exclusive license from the Purdue Research Foundation to disseminate the data. Staff members include chemical, mechanical, materials, and industrial engineers, chemists, and computer scientists. The President of CINDAS LLC has been closely associated with CINDAS for more than 30 years.

What we do:

CINDAS LLC provides critically evaluated materials properties databases for thermal, mechanical, electrical, physical and other properties of various materials including aerospace alloys. We provide web-based applications for searching and comparing continually updated data. There are about 5,000 materials and over 50,000 data curves in the Thermophysical Properties of Matter Database (TPMD), over 1,025 materials, and over 22,000 data curves in the Microelectronics Packaging Materials Database (MPMD) and about 91,800 data curves on 257 metal alloys in the Aerospace Structural Metals Database (ASMD). The Aerospace and High Performance Alloys Database (AHAD) contains materials properties data on 298 alloys with over 97,100 curves and 18,900 total pages. The High Performance Alloys Database (HPAD) contains 46,900 curves on 137 alloys. Please try our free product demos of the Web-based applications for the ASMD, MPMD, and TPMD.

Web-based database graphing functions include:

  • Advanced material name or property based searching
  • Interactive graphing capability
  • Zoom feature allows more detailed viewing
  • Coordinates highlighted when hovering over data points
  • Unit conversion and logarithmic graphing
  • Export graphs to JPG, PNG or PDF
  • Full text descriptions of data