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An Experimental Study On Multi-Wall Structures For Space Vehicles

Report Number: WADD TR 60-800
Author: Younger, D. G.
Author: Lampert, S.
Corporate Author: Aeronutronic, A Division Of Ford Motor Company
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-01
Pages: 68
Contract: AF 33(616)-6641
Project: 1368
Task: 14007
AD Number: AD0253530

Abstract:
The report contains the results of an experimental study performed to evaluate the design techniques developed in an earlier report on this program, WADD TR 60-503 (AD-250 269). The structural index and design-constraint parameters reflecting the structural requirements for manned space structure are evaluated, and a representative, cylindrical, double-wall shell is developed using the principles of minimum-weight design. Using specimens of half-scale cross-sectional dimensions, tests are performed on both wide columns and cylindrical shells. (


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