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Design of structures for Nuclear Electric Propulsion vehiclesThis paper reports a study of efficient structures for connecting various elements of Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) vehicles. The design requirements for the structure are discussed and a truss beam is selected for the application. Evaluation of stiffness and weight indicate that the required structure is less than 5 percent of the dry weight of the vehicle.
Document ID
19930049958
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hedgepeth, John M. (Digisim Corp. Santa Barbara, CA, United States)
Lawrence, Charles (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: In: AIAA(ASME)ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 34th and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum, La Jolla, CA, Apr. 19-22, 1993, Technical Papers. Pt. 2 (A93-33876 1
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-1393
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS3-25266
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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