Accession Number : ADA308239

Title :   Research Study to Provide Concepts of Panel Attachment Mechanisms Suitable for Refurbishable Panel Application.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.,

Corporate Author : MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Rieckmann, R. E.

PDF Url : ADA308239

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : A study has been made to select the best attachment mechanism concept for use in the refurbishable heat shield system. A number of concepts were developed and consequently evaluated to determine thermal and structural performance factors. With these factors, and considering the operations required for refurbishment, an evaluation was made to select the best attachment concept. The selected system was a NASA 602 ablator bonded to a phenolic/glass honeycomb substrate panel which was supported off the primary vehicle by phenolic/glass tapered cylindrical cups. After selecting the attachment concept to be used, a detail structural analysis was made for three representative areas on an HL-10 manned lifting entry vehicle. Critical thermostructural conditions were determined and a digital analysis performed to determine aerodynamic and thermal substrate panel and standoff member stresses and deflections.

Descriptors :   *HEAT SHIELDS, *REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, THERMAL PROPERTIES, REENTRY VEHICLES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, PANELS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, SUBSTRATES, ATTACHMENT, AEROTHERMODYNAMICS, FASTENINGS, HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE