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Integrated Vehicle Ground Vibration Testing in Support of Launch Vehicle Loads and Controls AnalysisNASA has conducted dynamic tests on each major launch vehicle during the past 45 years. Each test provided invaluable data to correlate and correct analytical models. GVTs result in hardware changes to Saturn and Space Shuttle, ensuring crew and vehicle safety. Ares I IVGT will provide test data such as natural frequencies, mode shapes, and damping to support successful Ares I flights. Testing will support controls analysis by providing data to reduce model uncertainty. Value of testing proven by past launch vehicle successes and failures. Performing dynamic testing on Ares vehicles will provide confidence that the launch vehicles will be safe and successful in their missions.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Tuma, Margaret L.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Chenevert, Donald J.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
April 14, 2009
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Launch Operations
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
56th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting(Nevada)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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