Accession Number:

ADA162257

Title:

Passively Damped Joints for Advanced Space Structures.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 15 May 83-13 Jun 84,

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO-HB HUNTINGTON BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

181.0

Abstract:

This report contains a description of significant accomplishments including 1 the development of a viscoelastic materials selection guide for this research activity 2 the development of an analytic statics model of the joint specimens 3 the design, fabrication and preliminary testing of 15 viscoelastic joint specimens 4 the procurement, fabrication and assembly of most of the test equipment for the test program as well as the development of data reduction computer programs and 5 the development and successful demonstration of a transient pulse method for evaluating energy losses in joints.

Subject Categories:

  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE