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    Chapter 5: Nomenclature and Current Standards for Recording of Test Results and Properties

    Published: Nov 1993

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    One of the important tasks associated with the design phase of a materials properties database is defining and understanding the exact nature of the data to be stored in the database. Among the key questions are: (1) What are the data types: character strings, numbers, numerical arrays, graphics, images? (2) For numerical data, what is their format: integer, floating point, exponential? How many decimals? How many significant figures? (3) What metadata need to be associated with the data, and what is their form?

    Author Information:

    Wardle, MW
    Senior research associate, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc., Wilmington,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E49.02

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL10132M