NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Design, fracture control, fabrication, and testing of pressurized space-vehicle structuresThe relationship between analysis, design, fabrication, and testing of thin shells is illustrated by Saturn S-IVB, Thor, Delta, and other single-use and reusable large-size cryogenic aluminum tankage. The analyses and design to meet the design requirements are reviewed and include consideration of fracture control, general instability, and other failure modes. The effect of research and development testing on the structure is indicated. It is shown how fabrication and nondestructive and acceptance testing constrain the design. Finally, qualification testing is reviewed to illustrate the extent of testing used to develop the Saturn S-IVB.
Document ID
19740052481
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Babel, H. W.
Christensen, R. H.
Dixon, H. H. (McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. Huntington Beach, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Subject Category
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Meeting Information
Symposium on Thin-shell structures: Theory, experiment, and design(Pasadena, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other