Design Handbook Umbilical Locking Mechanism Development Program
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HUNTSVILLE AL GEORGE C MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER/PROGRAM OFFICE
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This handbook presents the techniques, developed in an intensive testing program, for use in designing ball-lock mechanisms for use on space vehicle umbilicals. In addition to the general design of this locking device and its component parts, this handbook covers the effects of component surface conditioning, temperatures from ambient to minus 196 degrees Centigrade degrees C, materials and material hardness, and forces on the locking device up to 5000 pounds. For the convenience of the reader, the final test report under this contract is included as an addendum to this report.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints