Materials Tests of Space Shuttle Alternate Foams and Protuberance Debris Models.
Final rept. Aug 79-Jun 80,
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN
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Wind tunnel tests of Space Shuttle insulating materials were conducted in the von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility Tunnels A and C. The tests were conducted to determine whether any significant insulation debris would be produced from insulation-covered protuberances during launch and to evaluate the insulating capabilities and erosion characteristics of several alternate insulating foams. The material samples were tested using the wedge technique. Test conditions were representative of those expected during launch. Selected results are presented to illustrate the test techniques, photographic coverage, and typical data obtained. Author
- Unmanned Spacecraft