The goal of TPSX is to provide easy and immediate access to material data for analysts, engineers and designers in the aerospace field. TPSX is an engineering tool - it should not be used as the final and definitive source for material information. Users are encouraged to seek additional information from the material Points of Contact (POCs) regarding particular design applications. This version of TPSX offers data on over 1500 materials, compiled by various NASA Centers and industry sources. Most of the materials are designed for aerospace applications.
All material data is provided for informational purposes only. No guarantee is made regarding the accuracy or correctness of the data. Many properties depend on environmental conditions, such as heating rate, exposure duration, pressure, etc. Please refer to the source documents to determine if test conditions closely match design conditions. For additional information, please refer to the Point of Contact listed for the material. NASA may provide links to web pages which are not part of the NASA web family, or nasa.gov domain. These sites are not under NASA control, and NASA is not responsible for the information or links you may find there. NASA is providing these links only as a convenience. The presence of these links on any NASA website is not intended to imply NASA endorsement of that site, but to provide a convenient link to relevant sites which are managed by other organizations, companies, or individuals.
TPSX was conceived and developed by researchers in the Thermal Protection Materials & Systems Branch at NASA Ames Research Center. Technical support was provided by ERC Inc. of Huntsville, AL. Major upgrades of the TPSX website were made possible by the finanical support of NASA Langley Research Center and the NASA Office of the Chief Engineer. NASA Langley Research Center also coordinated the addition of new materials and databases from other NASA Centers and industry.