MMPDS-01, METALLIC MATERIALS PROPERTIES DEVELOPMENT AND STANDARDIZATION (MMPDS) (31 JAN 2003) [SUPERSEDES MIL-HDBK-5J] [71 MB DOWNLOAD]., MMPDS, "Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS)," issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, was adopted on 18 January 2007 for use by the Department of Defense (DoD).
The Metallic Material Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) Handbook is a suitable replacement for MIL-HDBK-5, which was canceled on 5 May 2004. However, users are cautioned to evaluate the MMPDS Handbook for their particular application before using it as a replacement document. It is recognized internationally as a reliable source of aircraft materials data for aerospace materials selection and analysis. Consistent and reliable methods are used to collect, analyze, and present statistically based material and fastener allowable properties.
The Handbook is the only publicly available source in the U.S. for material allowables that the Federal Avaiation Administration generally accepts for compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) for material strength properties and design values for aircraft certification and continued airworthiness. Moreover, it is the only publicly available source worldwide for fastener joint allowables that comply with the FARs. This edition, MMPDS-01, incorporates the additions and changes to aircraft metallic material design properties and analysis guidelines approved at the 1st and 2nd MMPDS government/industry coordination meetings. This year, 2003, marks the first year of publication of the MMPDS Handbook and the final year of publication of MIL-HDBK-5. For this year only, MMPDS-01 and MIL-HDBK-5J will be technically equivalent. In the spring of 2004, when the 1st Change Notice of MMPDS-01 is published, MIL-HDBK-5 will be designated noncurrent and MMPDS will become the only government recognized source in the U.S. of published design allowable properties for metallic commercial and military aircraft structures and mechanically fastened joints. In this way, the 65-year legacy of MIL-HDBK-5, and its predecessor ANC-5, will be
Copies of the current edition of MMPDS may be obtained in several forms, as described at www.mmpds.org or by e-mail at [email protected]