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6th Edition, April 2011

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Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS)

Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , April 2011

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  • Revision: 6th Edition, April 2011
  • Published Date: April 2011
  • Status: Historical
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI)
  • Page Count: 122
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

SCOPE OF HANDBOOK — This Handbook is primarily intended to provide a source of design mechanical and physical properties and joint allowables. Material property and joint data obtained from tests by material and fastener producers, government agencies, and members of the airframe industry are submitted to MMPDS for review and analysis. Results of these analyses are submitted to the membership during semiannual coordination meetings for approval and, when approved, published in this Handbook.

This Handbook also contains some useful basic formulas for structural element analysis. These formulas are provided in chapter 1 to illustrate how the material data contained in the Handbook may be used. However, structural design and analysis are beyond the scope of this Handbook. While an attempt is made to assure the accuracy of the formulas and analytical methods contained in chapter 1, there is no attempt in this Handbook to provide currently accepted design or analytical methods.

References for data and various test methods are listed at the end of each chapter. The reference number corresponds to the applicable paragraph of the chapter cited. Such references are intended to provide sources of additional information, but should not necessarily be considered as containing data suitable for design purposes.

Applicable testing standards are identified by number only in the text. Full titles for these standards are listed in Appendix D.


INTRODUCTION — Since many aerospace companies manufacture both commercial and military products, the standardization of metallic materials design data which are acceptable to Government procuring or certification agencies is very beneficial to those manufacturers as well as governmental agencies. Although the design requirements for military and commercial products may differ greatly, the required design values for the strength of materials and elements and other needed material characteristics are often identical. Therefore, this publication provides standardized design values and related design information for metallic materials and structural elements used in aerospace structures. The data contained herein, or from approved items in the minutes of the Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) handbook coordination meetings, are acceptable to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Approval by the procuring or certificating agency must be obtained for the use of design values for products not contained herein.

MMPDS-05 was prepared by Battelle under contract with the FAA Willliam J. Hughes Technical Center. It is covered under U.S. Copyright and is the only current form of the MMPDS Handbook. It renders MMPDS-04, and prior published versions of MMPDS and MIL-HDBK-5 obsolete. If computerized third-party MMPDS databases are used, caution should be exercised to ensure that the information in these databases is identical to that contained in the Handbook.

Approved printed and electronic copies of MMPDS-05 are available for purchase through Battelle and its approved licensees. Official copies of MMPDS-05 may also be obtained through participation in the MMPDS Industrial Steering Group (ISG) or Government Steering Group (GSG), whichever is appropriate. The ISG is open to membership by all commercial and education organizations, while the GSG is open to membership by all U.S. and foreign government entities. See www.mmpds.org for further information.