Accession Number : ADA303064

Title :   Graphite Composite Truss Welding and Cap Section Forming Subsystems. Volume 1: Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CA SPACE SCIENCE LAB

PDF Url : ADA303064

Report Date : 31 OCT 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This Executive Summary is one of two volumes comprising the Final Report for the Graphite Composite Truss Welding and Cap Section forming Subsystems Program. Volume II provides the detailed program results. This section provides a program overview and a top level summary of the program effort. The overall objective of this development program is to advance the technology required to deveiop a beam builder which will automatically fabricate long, continuous, lightweight, triangular truss members in space from graphite/thermoplastic composite material. The primary program objectives are: (a)Continue the development of forming and welding methods for graphite/thermoplastic (GR/TP) composite material. (b) Continue GR/TP materials technology development. (c) Fabricate and structurally test a lightweight triangular truss segment. (MM)

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *TRUSSES, *WELDING, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, MACHINING, STIFFNESS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, GRAPHITE, LIGHTWEIGHT, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, ROLLING(METALLURGY), MATERIAL FORMING.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE