New Materials for Spacecraft Stability and Damping - A Feasibility Study
Final technical rept. 1 Oct 1983-30 Sep 1984
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
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A preliminary feasibility study has been conducted on some new materials for use as structure components of spacecrafts. These included some new glasses, glass-ceramics, fibers and composites such as low expansion copper aluminosilicate glasses, hollow and oval glass fibers and hollow fiber-glass- polymer composites. The low temperature expansion coefficients, elastic moduli and damping constants were measured. Recommendations are made for further research and development of some selected materials which appeared to be promising candidates for spacecraft structures.
- Refractory Fibers
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Unmanned Spacecraft