Standards Info & Links by Topic and Print Sources

Links by Topic

Web pages given in following table are those which support a searchable standards database.
** signifies publications in the Penn State library system (see list of information sources).

TopicsGroups
Bolts, Nuts, Screws and Washers

(use standards to find nominal sizes or in cases where special fasteners are needed - ex. Fasteners used in airplanes, spacecraft, or nuclear facilities)
Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA)
Aluminum Association, Inc (AAI)**
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)**
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)**
Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)**
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
United States Military (MIL SPEC)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)**
Bridges

(use standards to find design loading for various bridges)
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)**
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)**
Deflection

(use standards to find allowable deflection for various assemblies)
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)**
Ergonomics

(use standards to find human dimensions and work-environment requirements)
General Info**
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
United States Military (MIL SPEC)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)**
Fabrics

(use standards to find requirements and testing methods for fabrics)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)**
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
For more information on fabrics, see Introduction to Materials
General Material Standards

(use standards to find requirements and testing methods for various materials)
Aluminum Association, Inc (AAI)**
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)**
Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)**
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)**
Loads (live,dead, snow, wind)

(use standards to find required design loads for various types of construction in different geographic areas)
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)**
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)**
Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)**
Metals

(use standards to find requirements and testing methods for various metals)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)**
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
For more information on metals, see Introduction to Materials
Plastics

(use standards to find requirements and testing methods for various plastics)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)**
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
For more information on plastics, see Introduction to Materials
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)**
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)**
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
A National Resource for Global Standards (NSSN)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)**
Structural Shapes (I-beams;round, square and rectangular tubes; pipe, etc.)

(use standards to find properties, requirements, and testing methods of structural shapes of various materials)
Aluminum Association, Inc (AAI)**
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)**
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)**
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Wood

(use standards to find requirements and testing methods for various types of wood)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)**
American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA)**
For more information on wood, see Introduction to Materials

The National Forest Products Association has become the American Forest and Paper Association (AFPA), but the standards referenced in this Introduction are identified with the designation NFoPA.

Print Sources: Books

Aluminum Association, Inc. (1994) Aluminum Design Manual, AAI, Washington, D.C.

Aluminum Association, Inc. (1997) Aluminum Standards and Data, AAI, Washington, D.C.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (1994) Guide Specifications for Distribution of Loads for Highway Bridges, AASHTO, Washington, D.C.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (1989) Guide Specifications for Fatigue Design of Steel Bridges, AASHTO, Washington, D.C.

American Society for Testing and Materials (1997) Annual Book of ASTM Standards, ASTM, Easton.

American Society of Civil Engineers (1996) Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other
Structures, ASCE, New York.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1995) Dimensioning and Tolerancing, ASME, New York.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1981, reaffirmed 1992) Square and Hex Bolts and Screws, ASME, New York.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1987, reaffirmed 1993) Square and Hex Nuts, ASME, New York.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1994) Lock Washers, ASME, New York.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1965, reaffirmed 1990) Plain Washers, ASME, New York.

Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc (1993) BOCA National Building Code, BOCA, Country Club Hills.

Hook, Carla. (1996) Index and Directory of Industry Standards, Information Handling Services, Inc, Englewood.

Howard, Joyce M. (1998) Applied Science and Technology Index, H.W. Wilson Co., New York.

International Organization for Standardization (1987) ISO Standards Handbook, ISO, Geneva.

Kissell, J. Randolph and Robert L. Ferry (1995) Aluminum Structures: A Guide to Their Specifications and Design, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York.

Kroemer, KHE, HJ Kroemer and KE Kroemer-Elbert (1997) Engineering Physiology: Bases of Human Factors/Ergonomics, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.

Kroemer, KHE, HJ Kroemer and KE Kroemer-Elbert (1994) Ergonomics: How to Design for Ease and Efficiency, Prentice Hall, Inc, Englewood Cliffs.

National Forest Products Association (1993) National Design Specification for Wood Construction, American Forest and Paper Association, Washington, D.C.

Ricci, Patricia L. (1990) Standards: Resource and Guide for Indentification, Selection and Acquisition, Printmaster Printing, Frindley.

Society of Automotive Engineers (1998) SAE Handbook, SAE, Warrendale.

Society of Automotive Engineers (1990) SAE Aerospace Composite Materials Handbook, SAE, Warrendale.

Tilley, Alvin R. (1993) The Measure of Man and Woman, Henry Dreyfuss Associates, New York.

Woodson, Wesley E. (1992) Human Factors Design Handbook, McGraw-Hill, Inc, New York.



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