Accession Number : ADA297417

Title :   Spacecraft Structures and Mechanical Testing. Volume 1.

Corporate Author : EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY PARIS (FRANCE)

PDF Url : ADA297417

Report Date : OCT 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 489

Abstract : Two-thirds of the 149 papers presented were directly associated with space project applications of scientific, earth observation, and telecommunication satellites, reporting hardware design, development, and testing and related experiences of major space contractors. The other one-third covered important technological advances in satellite structural design, development and verification. As a result, the sessions were particularly useful to spacecraft mechanical engineers. (MM)

Descriptors :   *REENTRY VEHICLES, *SPACECRAFT, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, *TELECOMMUNICATIONS, *LAUNCHERS, *FLUID DYNAMICS, *SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORIES, *ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES, *RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, ORBITS, VIBRATION, SYMPOSIA, STRESS ANALYSIS, DEBRIS, NETHERLANDS, POLYMERS, LAMINATES, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, DAMPING, SHOCK(MECHANICS), MATRIX MATERIALS, MOISTURE CONTENT, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), IMPACT STRENGTH, CRACK PROPAGATION, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, BUCKLING, SPACE SHUTTLES, LAUNCHING, HYDRODYNAMIC CODES, GRAVITY, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), HEAT SHIELDS, BERYLLIUM, TRUSSES, TOLERANCES(MECHANICS), DESIGN CRITERIA, MICROMECHANICS, COMMUNICATION SATELLITES, SPACE STATIONS, BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, REFLECTORS, DELAMINATION, METEOROIDS, SPACECRAFT ANTENNAS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Computer Programming and Software
      Acoustics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
      Manned Spacecraft
      Radio Communications
      Non-radio Communications

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