Accession Number:

ADA160561

Title:

STS (Space Transportation System) Launch-Induced Vibration Forecasts for Vandenberg AFB,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

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Report Date:

1985-10-07

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Launch-induced vibration environment forecasts have been made for locations in major Ground Support System GSS structures at the Vandenberg AFB Shuttle launch facility V23. These forecasts were made by coupling a model for the Shuttle rocket acoustics with observed vibrations of GSS structures due to charge detonations over the Launch Mount. The forecasts indicate that launch environments at two locations will exceed levels of concern established for this study. First, the potential exists for pounding between the Payload Changeout Room PCR and the transfer tower of the Payload Preparation Room PPR. Second, accelerations exceeding 1 g are forecast for the floor of the Orbiter Functional Simulator Room OFS in the Administration Building AB. At all other locations motion levels were found to be significantly below the criteria established for the respective sites. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE