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|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 semi-annual coordination meetings for
approval and, when approved, published in this Handbook.
This Handbook also contains some useful basic formulas for
structural element analysis. However, structural design and analysis are
beyond the scope of this Handbook.
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.
Since many aerospace companies manufacture both commercial and
military products, the standardization of matellic 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 MMPDS
coordination meetings, are acceptable to the FAA, the Air Force, the Navy, and
the Army. Approval by the procuring or certificating agency must be obtained
for the use of design values for products not contained herein.
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