Accession Number : AD0276878

Title :   MISSILE AND SPACECRAFT STRUCTURAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA GRADUATE AERONAUTICAL LABS

Personal Author(s) : SECHLER,E.E.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A discussion is given of the structural designAND ANALYSIS OF ROCKETS, MISSILES AND SPACECRAFT. Changes in power plants, advances in fuel technology, introduction of new materials and methods for their fabrication and their impact on the boundary conditions within which the designer is constrained to work are discussed. New configurations and methods of analysis which will make significant contributions to the search for the optimum structure are also treated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIRFRAMES, *GUIDED MISSILES, *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, *SPACECRAFT, *STRUCTURES, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, CONFIGURATIONS, FLIGHT PATHS, LAUNCHING, MATERIALS, PRESSURE, PRODUCTION, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, STAGING, STORAGE, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), TEMPERATURE, TENSILE PROPERTIES, TRANSPORTATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE