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CINDAS Training Materials: AHAD

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Aerospace and High Performance Alloys Database

Powerful database for information on high performance alloy data

Content in AHAD

The Aerospace and High-Performance Alloys Database (AHAD)  addresses the needs of engineers and designers in all industries including aerospace, defense, oil and gas, chemical processing, power generation and transportation.

With detailed data on corrosion testing and joining, the AHAD is a powerful comprehensive and combined database with alloys of importance in all industries requiring high performance alloy data.

  • 298 alloys
  • 97,000 data curves 
  • 18,950 pages of text, tables and references
  • Interactive graphing features and expanded
  • Continually updated and expanded with carefully selected alloys

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How to Use Graphing Tools

‚ÄčDatabase graphing features:

  • 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. 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.

User Guides for AHAD

Sample pages

Examples of technical data included within each alloy's PDF chapter: