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Outgassing: Its effects on spacecraft. Vibration damping materialsThe correlation of outgassing to the stability of the damping properties of polymer materials to be used in spacecraft structures is discussed. A test series was devised to obtain basic information from off-the-shelf damping materials. The test results could be considered as a guideline toward the application of these materials. Eight materials were selected to form a representative cross section of those polymers having both ready availability as commercial damping materials and desirable properties. A table indicates the temperatures at which peak damping occurs at 1 Hz and the type of beam specimen used in the vacuum exposure tests. These materials as a group cover the temperature range of -85 C to 38 C.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Drake, M. L.
(Dayton Univ. OH, United States)
Kluesener, M. F.
(Dayton Univ. OH, United States)
Goddard, W. R.
(Dayton Univ. OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 12th Space Simulation Conf.
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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