Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 AM

Description

Inspection for structural integrity of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) is of paramount importance to mission safety. After every shuttle launch, the booster rockets are retrieved and an extensive inspection operation performed to detect any mission-related anomaly. If damage occurs to the structure during shuttle mission, Acoustic Emission (AE) from cracks could be monitored and used as a means for initial screening to identify potential damage locations for selective postlaunch inspection.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12B

Chapter

Chapter 7: Nonlinearity, Deformation and Fracture

Section

Stress and Fatigue Cracks

Pages

2207-2213

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_281

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Study of Acoustic Emisison Characteristics for Fracture Assessment

La Jolla, CA

Inspection for structural integrity of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) is of paramount importance to mission safety. After every shuttle launch, the booster rockets are retrieved and an extensive inspection operation performed to detect any mission-related anomaly. If damage occurs to the structure during shuttle mission, Acoustic Emission (AE) from cracks could be monitored and used as a means for initial screening to identify potential damage locations for selective postlaunch inspection.