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Record 83 of 4025
Hypervelocity impact testing of tethers
Author and Affiliation:
Woodis, William R.(NASA Martin Marietta Corp., Denver, CO, United States)
Tallentire, Francis I.(Martin Marietta Corp., Denver, CO, United States)
Abstract: An experimental test program has been conducted to ascertain the strength losses to which representative space tether materials may be prone upon impact by hypervelocity particles of known size, density, and velocity, when the tether is under tensile loading typical of flight design loads. Twelve hypervelocity impacts were followed by tensile tests to failure to determine residual strength; relationships are established between particle velocity and strength loss due to impact damage, as well as between tether strength loss and the relationship between particle and tether diameters. Tentative design criteria are formulated in terms of a design factor allowing for strength degradation by impact.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1988
Document ID:
19890056032
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 89A43403
Subject Category: GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A89-43326 18-12)
Publisher Information: Italy
Meeting Information: Intl. Conference on Space Tethers for Science in the Space Station Era; 2nd; Oct. 4-8, 1987; Venice; Italy
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Martin Marietta Corp.; Denver, CO, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT; IMPACT DAMAGE; IMPACT TESTS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; TETHERLINES; IMPACT TESTING MACHINES; KEVLAR (TRADEMARK); PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION; TENSILE TESTS; TETHERED SATELLITES
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Space tethers for science in the space station era; Proceedings of the Second International Conference, Venice, Italy, Oct. 4-8, 1987 (A89-43326 18-12). Bologna, Societa Italiana di Fisica, 1988, p. 637-642.
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