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MMPDS-15 Released

MMPDS-15 is now available. See Purchase the Handbook for information. Major changes and additions are listed here:

Current Data Requirements for Bearing and Shear Properties

While the MMPDS Coordination Committee is working to improve analysis methods for shear and bearing properties, they have agreed to revise data requirements and analysis methods for these properties. Chapter 9 requirements are not being revised, as these are temporary measures until an agreement is made on a new procedure and data requirements. This notification […]

7075-T6 Material Request for Secondary Properties

Secondary properties for 7075-T6 plate were downgraded to S-basis. This letter regards an effort to obtain material and data for compression, shear, and bearing properties to re-establish A- and B-basis allowable properties. Your involvement is appreciated. 

Sunset Review for Joint Allowables

The Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) design handbook contains fastener system strength allowables data in Chapter 8 for use by the aerospace industry. Learn more about Sunset Reviews here.