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Nondestructive Evaluation Tests Performed on Space Shuttle Leading- Edge Materials Subjected to ImpactIn support of the space shuttle Return To Flight efforts at the NASA Glenn Research Center, a series of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) tests were performed on reinforced carbon/carbon (RCC) composite panels subjected to ballistic foam impact. The impact tests were conducted to refine and verify analytical models of an external tank foam strike on the space shuttle leading edge. The NDE tests were conducted to quantify the size and location of the resulting damage zone as well as to identify hidden damage.
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Roth, Don J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Martin, Richard E.
(Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Bodis, James R.
(Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Research and Technology 2004
Subject Category
Quality Assurance And Reliability
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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