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Transportation and handling loadsCriteria and recommended practices are presented for the prediction and verification of transportation and handling loads for the space vehicle structure and for monitoring these loads during transportation and handling of the vehicle or major vehicle segments. Elements of the transportation and handling systems, and the forcing functions and associated loads are described. The forcing functions for common carriers and typical handling devices are assessed, and emphasis is given to the assessment of loads at the points where the space vehicle is supported during transportation and handling. Factors which must be considered when predicting the loads include the transportation and handling medium; type of handling fixture; transport vehicle speed; types of terrain; weather (changes in pressure of temperature, wind, etc.); and dynamics of the transportation modes or handling devices (acceleration, deceleration, and rotations of the transporter or handling device).
Document ID
19720005242
Document Type
Special Publication (SP)
Authors
Ostrem, F. E. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1971
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-SP-8077
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other

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