MMPDS-08 supersedes MMPDS-07 and prior editions of the MMPDS as well as all editions of MIL-HDBK-5, Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures that was maintained by the U.S. Air Force. The last edition, MIL-HDBK-5J was cancelled by the U.S. Air Force in March of 2006.
The MMPDS Handbook is updated on a regular basis to ensure that:
- Reliable, statistically based design properties are available for as many mature materials and/or product forms as possible
- Current statistical design properties are validated or updated on older “legacy” alloys
- Other supporting data (fatigue, crack growth, fracture toughness, effect of temperature) are represented
- Recently cancelled specifications are identified
MMPDS-08 contains design information on the mechanical and physical properties of metallic materials and joints commonly used in aircraft and aerospace vehicle structures.