Accession Number:

AD0893713

Title:

Advanced Composite Applications for Spacecraft and Missiles. Volume I. Structural Development.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 70-Aug 71 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP SAN DIEGO CALIF CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

551.0

Abstract:

This report describes the structural development of advanced composite materials for missile upper stage applications. The work includes design and analysis of a truss structure, a support beam structure, and two shell structures. Boronepoxy, boron aluminum, and several graphiteepoxy composites were considered. Parametric tests of composite tubes, joints, columns, and stiffener plates and shapes are also included. Process and tool development for the production of every precise, light-gauge composite components is described. Author-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Guided Missiles
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE