STP524: Space Structures

    Forest, JD
    Senior design engineer and staff scientist, General Dynamics Corp., San Diego, Calif.

    Christian, JL
    Senior design engineer and staff scientist, General Dynamics Corp., San Diego, Calif.

    Pages: 29    Published: Jan 1973


    Abstract

    The use of fibrous composites for space structures offers considerable potential because of the high premium placed on weight saving. Space applications which are discussed in this chapter include a missile interstage adapter, pressure vessels, a truss supporting structure, a dish antenna, and a re-entry vehicle. Both epoxy matrix and aluminum matrix materials have been used for these applications and are included in the discussion.

    Keywords:

    composite materials, fibers, boron, aluminum, space structural forms, missiles, antennas, re-entry vehicles, trusses


    Paper ID: STP34132S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34132S


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