Accession Number:

ADA076485

Title:

Composite Material Application to the MK12A RV Midbay Substructure.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 76-Jul 78,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Report Date:

1979-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

The work reported herein represents a feasibility study to reduce weight of the MK12A reentry vehicle midbay structure by replacing the aluminum structure with graphite composite materials. Following conceptual design of the MK12A midbay structure utilizing advanced composite materials, the effort was redirected to the Advanced Ballistic Reentry Vehicle ABRV. Specimens and subcomponent elements representative of the ABRV configuration were provided for nuclear vulnerability and hardness testing of the Air Force Weapons Laboratory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE