STP1140: Neutral Exchange Format for Materials Databanks, Based on Z 99-001 AFNOR Standard

    Vinard, DR
    Research ManagerConsulting EngineerEngineer, Saint Gobain RechercheSGAO, AubervilliersRueil,

    Pelleing, C
    Research ManagerConsulting EngineerEngineer, Saint Gobain RechercheSGAO, AubervilliersRueil,

    Dereims, M
    Research ManagerConsulting EngineerEngineer, Saint Gobain RechercheSGAO, AubervilliersRueil,

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1992


    Abstract

    SAINT-GOBAIN has developed a materials database SG-PROMAT, describing the various materials (Glass, Refractories, Ceramics, Cement, Cast Iron, and Cellulose) used or produced by its 281 affiliates through the world. The format used is QUESTEL+(Telesystemes Questel). Factual documents can be searched on either a ASCII or VIDEOTEX (Minitel) terminal. Selections can be made in particular for numerical values of the material properties and behaviour. The NFZ 99-100 (AFNOR) standard has been developed to be used as a world exchange standard for components in CAD/CAM libraries. It is based on SQL tables enabling the definition of the structure of the information to be transmitted and 2) the implementation of a dictionary of the parameters in their different languages. Other SQL tables are used to contain the data themselves. The use of this neutral format will enable SAINT-GOBAIN to transfer the information to the QUESTEL base, and also to transfer the information to its world-wide customers and licensees, who will themselves convert the information for integration into their own data systems.

    Keywords:

    materials, databanks, neutral exchange format, videotex, materials properties and behavior, industry, afnor, questel, NFZ 99


    Paper ID: STP23737S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E49.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23737S


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