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Composite Structure for Orbiting Space Stations
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published January 01, 1964 by SAE International in United States
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An overview of composite structure required for manned orbiting space stations is presented. Following a brief introduction of typical configurations and major subsystems, the major structural areas requiring composite structure and their particular functions and requirements are discussed. A summary weight breakdown is presented to assess the dependence of launch weight on these areas.
To illustrate, the primary wall composite structure is presented in detail. The design interplay of boost, pressure, meteoroid, radiation, and thermal control requirements are presented.
Resultant composite structure for each remaining major structural area is presented in summary form with a brief description of typical design compromises required.
CitationBogdanoff, D., Braun, M., and Kushner, M., "Composite Structure for Orbiting Space Stations," SAE Technical Paper 640291, 1964, https://doi.org/10.4271/640291.
- Frost Vern, “Revised Meteoroid and Penetration Criterion,” Aerospace Corp., Interoffice Correspondence 64–1764. 2–15, (April 1964).