STP524

    Space Structures

    Published: Jan 1973


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    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


    Author Information:

    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.


    Paper ID: STP34132S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34132S


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