Cambridge, UK—September 2001

Granta Design and Battelle sign agreement on MIL-HDBK-5Cambridge

Battelle Memorial Institute and Granta Design Limited have agreed to work together on the development and distribution of a unique new materials database system for aerospace engineers and materials experts.

The new product will be based on material property data contained in Military Handbook 5 (Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures), along with compiled design data in a format intended to be of maximum utility to aerospace engineers and designers. The database will be deployed in Granta Design's Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES) software system.

The first version of the new database system, developed by Granta Design based on data contained in MIL-HDBK-5, will be released in the third quarter of 2001. Battelle and Granta Design have agreed to collaborate on future enhancements to the new product and will work together to help ensure that the materials data presented in the product remain accurate and consistent with future revisions of MIL-HDBK-5.

For further information contact: David Cebon at Granta Design Limited (dave.cebon@grantadesign.com) Rich Rice at Battelle Memorial Institute (ricerc@BATTELLE.ORG).