Batelle Memorial Institute (BMI)
BMI publishes the MMPDS as the preeminent source for aerospace component design allowables accepted by the FAA, DOD and NASA.
The Batelle Memorial Institute (BMI) publishes the Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) Handbook serving the US aerospace industry. This handbook is created and maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), The Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and aerospace industry professionals
The handbook is primarily intended to provide a source of design mechanical and physical properties and joint allowables. It also contains some useful basic formulas for structural element analysis. However, structural design and analysis are beyond the scope of this handbook.
Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization Handbook contains data pertaining to:
- Systems of units
- Material property definitions
- Failure analysis
- Column analysis
- Thin-walled sections
- Material properties
- Joint allowables
- Data requirements
- Statistical analysis procedures