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The Collection, Generation, and Analysis of MIL-HDBK-5 Allowable Design Data

Report Number: AFML TR 72-61
Author: Ruff, Paul E.
Author: Hyler, Walter S.
Author: Favor, Ronald J.
Corporate Author: Battelle Columbus Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-03
Pages: 84
Contract: F33615-71-C-1381
AD Number: AD0748268

The Department of Defense has deignated the Air Force as the preparing activity responsible for MIL-HDBK-5, which is the primary source for design allowable data for metallic materials, fasteners, joints, and other structural elements used in the design of aerospace vehicles. The Air Force Materials Laboratory has contracted with Battelle's Columbus Laboratories (BCL) provides the planning, coordination, and implementation activities necessary to maintain current design allowable data in the Handbook. The services provided by BCL for the MIL-HDBK-5 program involve the following: an assessment of the design data requirements of the aerospace industry; liaison with appropriate Government agencies, military services, aerospace contractors, and metallic material suppliers; collection of data; statistical analysis of data to determine design allowable properties; preparation of proposals which contain the revisions to MIL-HDBK-5 for the incorporation of new data; presentation of these proposals at the twice-yearly Government-industry coordination meetings for approval; and revision of MIL-HDBK-5 to incorporate these approved changes.

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