Accession Number : AD0875851

Title :   Structures and Materials Activities at DFVLR - The German Research Institution of Aeronautics and Astronautics,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Jahsman, William E.

Report Date : 14 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A recent reorganization of the German National Aeronautics and Astronautics Research effort has brought all structures and materials activities within five major organizations: the Institute for Flight Structures, Braunschweig, directed by Prof. W. Thielemann; the Institue for Materials Research, Porz-Wahn, directed by Dr. W. Bunk; the Aero-elasticity Department, Gottingen, directed by Dr. H. Forsching; the Institute for Construction Research, Stuttgart, directed by Prof. U. Hutter; and the Thermomechanics Working Group, Porz-Wahn, headed by Dr. K. Schniffner. Able workers were recruited to staff the laboratories and a considerable investment was made in capital equipment (total annual expenditure for DFVLR stood at nearly $30 m in 1969). (Author)

Descriptors :   *AERONAUTICS, *ASTRONAUTICS, STRUCTURES, AIRFRAMES, MATERIALS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, CREEP, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), FATIGUE(MECHANICS), STABILITY, WEST GERMANY, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE