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Use of Strain Measurements from Acoustic Bench Tests of the Battleship Flowliner Test Articles To Link Analytical Model Results to In-Service Resonant ResponseThe paper will discuss practical and analytical findings of a test program conducted to assist engineers in determining which analytical strain fields are most appropriate to describe the crack initiating and crack propagating stresses in thin walled cylindrical hardware that serves as part of the Space Shuttle Main Engine's fuel system. In service the hardware is excited by fluctuating dynamic pressures in a cryogenic fuel that arise from turbulent flow/pump cavitation. A bench test using a simplified system was conducted using acoustic energy in air to excite the test articles. Strain measurements were used to reveal response characteristics of two Flowliner test articles that are assembled as a pair when installed in the engine feed system.
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Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Frady, Greg (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Smaolloey, Kurt (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
LaVerde, Bruce (Engineering Research and Consulting, Inc. United States)
Bishop, Jim (Allied Aerospace Industries, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
July 29, 2004
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Meeting Information
AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference(Austin, TX)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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