New SAE Databases on Trial


The Library has recently arranged trial access to the following SAE products:

Ground Vehicle Standards (J-Reports)

Founded in 1905 as the Society for Automobile Engineers, SAE International has been at the forefront of ground vehicle (GV) technical information and engineering standards for more than 100 years. Currently there are more than 2,600 GV standards available, covering hundreds of topical areas relating to ground vehicle design, manufacturing, testing, and performance. SAE also covers the commercial vehicle industry, providing standards for the truck, mass transit, agricultural, and construction markets.

Aerospace Standards

SAE International has been a leading provider of aerospace standards for much of its 106-year history. With more than 22,000 aerospace standards (AS) and aerospace materials specifications (AMS) available, SAE standards are recognized and used globally by manufacturers and suppliers throughout the aerospace industry.

Aerospace Material Specifications

Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS) cover materials, material tolerances, and quality control procedures and processes. They list chemical composition, detailed technical requirements, and cross reference similar specifications and materials corrosion and heat resistant steels, wrought low-alloy steels, cast iron and low-alloy steels, aluminum, magnesium, copper, titanium, and miscellaneous nonferrous alloys, nonmetallics, special property materials, and reactive materials.

The trials are available via the SAE Digital Library at (from on-campus) and will run until  21st April 2014.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on these trials, please contact Steve Corn with your comments.