MMPDS

What is it? Formerly known as Mil-Handbook-5, an authoritative source for aerospace component design allowables relating to alloys and fasteners
What is in it? Over 2,000 records of statistically-derived design data for aerospace alloys and a complete fastener database comprising over 1,000 sheet metal/fastener combinations.
What is it used for? Supports design using aerospace alloys and fasteners.
Where does it come from? The MMPDS organization (Granta is a member of the MMPDS Industrial Steering Group)
How can I access it? Via the GRANTA MI materials information system—available within an aerospace reference database that also includes the CMH-17 and MaterialUniverse data. Or within the CES Selector PC software. Access within CAD or CAE software using MI:Materials Gateway or GRANTA MI export capabilities

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Description

The Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) data and its predecessor MIL-HDBK-5 is the preeminent source for aerospace component design allowables relating to alloys and fasteners. MMPDS contains over 2,000 records of statistically-derived design data for aerospace alloys in various forms and thicknesses, as well as information on the temperature dependence of mechanical properties, fatigue curves, and corrosion rankings. It also contains a complete fastener database comprising over 1,000 sheet metal/fastener combinations. MMPDS is continually maintained and updated via an Industrial Steering Group consisting of leading engineering organizations. Granta is actively engaged in this effort (see news item).

Viewing data within GRANTA MI. A 'tree view' of the materials database is browsed in the left pane. A datasheet showing materials properties for an Aluminum alloy is shown in the right pane. Click for a larger image.

MMPDS data within GRANTA MI—you can browse, search, and apply data as numbers, texts, and (where appropriate - e.g., for temperature-dependent data) graphs & functions


Why access this information through Granta software?

Using the handbooks in paper or PDF form is useful. But it is time-consuming, does not provide individual property values in a structured form that enables easy search and comparison between materials, and does not automate the output of numbers into simulation programs. Such access can also be highly costly or inconvenient for multiple users spread across an organization.

In Granta's software, these deficiencies are overcome. MMPDS data is available in a searchable database form. You spend less time looking for data. You can directly compare performance of different materials for a given application. You can make much more valuable comparisons, because Granta's software allows you to integrate MMPDS with other references, such as CMH-17, and then to perform analyses across these sources. You can output data to simulation programs at a touch of a button and distribute the handbook data to the desktop of every engineers who need them.

GRANTA MI—MMPDS is available as a data module within the GRANTA MI materials information management system, providing quick and easy web browser-based access to the data. This is an extremely cost-effective method for supporting multiple users. It is also the easiest way to ensure that you stay up-to-date—you receive updates every time we receive new source data from the MMPDS organization.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software—by hosting the data within your GRANTA MI system, you can make it easily accessible within your CAD or CAE software. You can export the data for use within applications such as Abaqus, ANSYS, CATIA, MatML, Nastran, Patran, Creo Elements/Pro, or Pro/ENGINEER. Through GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway, you can access MaterialUniverse data directly within applications including Abaqus/CAE, Pro/ENGINEER, and Creo Elements/Pro.

CES Selector—browse, search, and plot data using the CES Selector decision-support tools.


See how MMPDS access via Granta compares to alternatives:

GRANTA MI
Handbook
CD-ROM
Other databases
Access to original MMPDS handbook pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Some
Access to 'live' MMPDS numbers/design curves
Yes
No
No
Yes
Search capabilities
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Seamless export to computer-aided engineering software
Yes
No
No
Yes
Most cost-effective and practical multi-user access
Yes
No
No
No
Integration with complete materials data management and analysis
Yes
No
No
No
Integration with in-house data and other references, enabling easy comparisons
Yes
No
No
Some
Support from the leading specialist materials information technology company
Yes
No
No
No


What data is included?

Sample data: to get an idea of the information provided within MMPDS, you can view this free online copy of old MIL-HDBK-5 handbook, the predecessor to MMPDS. This provides PDF versions of the original handbook pages.

The MMPDS data module from Granta provides up-to-date values for all of this information in a structured database that allows data to be searched and manipulated. Data is available as numeric values, as text and, where applicable, as functional and graphical data (for example, capturing temperature dependent properties).


Latest updates

The latest MMPDS-08 data is available from Summer 2014 within GRANTA MI. New additions include

  • High alloy steel: Ferrium M54 (designed by QuesTek using Integrated Computational Materials Engineering)
  • Cast Al alloy: A205/TiB2/3p (a castable MMC)
  • Mg alloy: WE43C (Elektron 43)
  • Al bronze C63000

Support for education

The MMPDS and CMH-17 data can also be accessed via CES EduPack for educational purposes. More »