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Composites Useful Links


ASTM Committee D30 on Composite Materials

The Committee develops standard test methods, practices, terminology, and guides; sponsors symposia; stimulates research; and exchanges technical information pertaining to composite materials.

The Composite Materials Handbook 17(CMH-17)

The Composite Materials Handbook creates, publishes and maintains proven, reliable engineering information and standards, subjected to thorough technical review, to support the development and use of composite materials and structures.

International Committee on CompositeMaterials (ICCM)

The International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM) is an international, non-governmental, not-for-profit, scientific and engineering organization dedicated to composite materials.

European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM)

The European Society for Composite Materials is a European,non-profit, non-governmental, scientific and engineering association of individuals from all nations in Europe, with established interests and contributions in the field of composite materials, who share the objectives of the ESCM.

American Society for Composites (ASC)

American Society for Composites provides a communication forum for the engineering and scientific community in composite materials.

European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS)
TC4 Polymer and Polymer Composites

The aim of ESIS is to continuously develop a knowledge base relating to all aspects of Structural Integrity with the objective of improving the safety and performance of engineering structures, components, systems and their associated materials.

SAE International

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series. Search for "Composites" to get a list of all the books, standards and video


The European Cooperation for Space Standardization  is an initiative established to develop a coherent,  single set of user-friendly standards for use  in all European space activities. To get to the free ECSS Handbooks follow these steps: click on HB & TMtab at the top orange bar, then select Published Handbooks online (left hand side of the screen). 


The Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB ( is an online platform to convene the composites community around best practice use of simulation tools.  The cdmHUB features the unique capability to host simulation tools in the browser and hosts an ever-growing resource of presentations, documents, publications, tool information, discussions, projects and groups.  The purpose of the cdmHUB is to advance certification by analysis by increasing the number and best practice use of simulation tools by an order of magnitude through education and evaluation of existing and emerging simulation tools.