Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1980 12:00 AM

Description

Long-life (10-30 years) large space structures are considered by NASA for a number of future earth-orbiting missions. The use of very thin graphite-fiber composites have been considered as structural materials for the fabrication of these structures. A combination of analytical and experimental approaches will be needed to provide a reliable data base on engineering properties of these materials to be used in the design and fabrication of these structures, which will be able to withstand the space environment.

Book Title

Proceedings of the ARPA/AFML Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE

Chapter

7. Non Metallic NDE, Acoustic Microscopy

Pages

197-200

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Polymer Composite Reliability Requirements for Large Space Structures

La Jolla, CA

Long-life (10-30 years) large space structures are considered by NASA for a number of future earth-orbiting missions. The use of very thin graphite-fiber composites have been considered as structural materials for the fabrication of these structures. A combination of analytical and experimental approaches will be needed to provide a reliable data base on engineering properties of these materials to be used in the design and fabrication of these structures, which will be able to withstand the space environment.