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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003475
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... Abstract This article discusses composites for unmanned space vehicles and provides an overview of key design drivers, challenges, and environment for use of composites in spacecraft, launch vehicles, and missiles. It describes the design allowable properties of composite materials. The article...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13C
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004165
EISBN: 978-1-62708-184-9
... road grit, dirt, and salt load, elevated temperatures, and mechanical effects such as chafing and fretting. The second value of a complete vehicle test is the ability to verify everything in one comprehensive test. Regarding new models to be launched, complete vehicle testing is preferably used when...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003416
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... inch thick are very close to those of structures having discrete layers. In some evaluations, such as short beam shear tests, the crossovers appear to be of value in increasing the apparent shear stress to force the desired failure mode. In small rocket launch tubes, crossovers provide an additional...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001420
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... welded tubular structure constructed with over 400 manual welds ( Ref 17 ). Future applications may include welded skirt assemblies for space launch vehicles and other compression-loaded structures. Weld metal porosity can form in aluminum alloys when monatomic hydrogen is partitioned...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 18
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 31 December 2017
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v18.a0006377
EISBN: 978-1-62708-192-4
... pressure is ordinarily sufficiently low that sublimation does not contribute to their degradation while in use ( Ref 40 ). For instance, even if the targeted application is friction mitigation in space, often times the satellites and satellite launch vehicles wait for extended periods of time in humid...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13b.a0003824
EISBN: 978-1-62708-183-2
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003425
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
...-cost rapid thermoforming and joining methods. In an effort to meet requirements on future aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor, X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle, V-22 Osprey, and Joint Strike Fighter, the aerospace industry has been the primary driver for advanced high strength composite product...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 1A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 31 August 2017
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v01a.a0006312
EISBN: 978-1-62708-179-5
... early 1970s, a variety of components have been launched in series production, including exhaust manifolds and turbocharger housings ( Ref 19 , 20 , 21 , 22 ); brake discs for high-speed trains ( Ref 23 , 24 , 25 ); brake drums for trucks ( Ref 26 ); a variety of brackets, gears, and couplings ( Ref...
Book: Machining
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 16
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1989
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v16.a0002170
EISBN: 978-1-62708-188-7
... chemical milling is an accepted and widely applied process within the aerospace industry, with major applications in military and commercial airframes, launch vehicles, turbine and rocket engines, helicopters, and missiles. There are very few nonaerospace, commercial applications. The two...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13C
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13c.a0004100
EISBN: 978-1-62708-184-9
... anodes are often chosen for offshore platforms because they are simple, rugged, and become effective immediately on platform launch. The primary corrosion protection for ship hulls is provided by coatings, augmented by cathodic protection to protect areas of coatings holidays and damage. Detection of...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003519
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... assessment chart fault tree root cause determination ON 27 JANUARY 1967, the crew of Apollo I was lost when a fire broke out inside their command module during a simulation run aboard their unfueled Saturn 1B launch vehicle. It was a tragic event that shook a nation into reconsidering the promise of...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 14B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v14b.a0005127
EISBN: 978-1-62708-186-3
... respect that the workpiece is given kinetic energy early in the process and where forming is largely inertial because kinetic energy is dissipated as plastic deformation. For each of the forming methods, the physics is quite different in determining what the as-launched velocity profile of the workpiece...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02a.a0006497
EISBN: 978-1-62708-207-5
... General Motors Company, or GM, Detroit, MI) in 1991 ( Ref 1 ). Similar cam caps ( Fig. 1 ) have been developed for additional GM engines and for other automotive companies ( Ref 2 , 3 , 4 ). More than 300 million cam caps are estimated to have been supplied to the automotive industry since the launch of...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006755
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... critical thinking failure investigation fault tree analysis root-cause determination ON JANUARY 27, 1967, the crew of the U.S. space mission Apollo I was lost when a fire broke out inside their command module during a simulation run aboard their unfueled Saturn 1B launch vehicle on the launch pad...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 18
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 31 December 2017
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v18.a0006436
EISBN: 978-1-62708-192-4
... components and launch locks (mechanisms used to distribute the load induced by an aerospace vehicle launch through an alternate load path). Replacement of steel gears with titanium alloy gears would reduce subsystem weight and result in reduced launch costs. The effects of various surface treatments on the...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13a.a0003691
EISBN: 978-1-62708-182-5
... potential for incarceration for willful violations, which are specifically defined. In July 2001, OSHA announced the launch of a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to reduce occupational lead exposures. The NEP expects to attain a 15% reduction in employee exposures to airborne lead in targeted standard...
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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05b.a0006060
EISBN: 978-1-62708-172-6
... launched the first commercially successful durable waterborne paint for interior walls. The company emulsified casein and linseed oil as binders. This innovative technology led to the development of improved waterborne paints by using synthetic binders instead of naturally occurring ones ( Ref 4...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 23
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v23.a0005660
EISBN: 978-1-62708-198-6
... cost-effective. While consideration of cost may make for a competitive product from the perspective of the manufacturer, this overlooks the role and value of regulatory agencies in the medical product development and launch process. It is often underappreciated that the creation and subsequent growth...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05b.a0006049
EISBN: 978-1-62708-172-6
..., the coating will “set up or air-dry, so to speak, in a reasonably short length of time to form a tightly adhering, hard, tough, semipermeable coating which protects the ferrous surface against attack in a highly corrosive atmosphere by the process of selective galvanic action.” This invention launched...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13b.a0003969
EISBN: 978-1-62708-183-2
... used to tow and launch a boat directly into the ocean each weekend during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. The user considered the vehicle to be of rugged construction, and contact with water was to be expected. The vehicle was not intended to be used in this fashion—certainly not without thorough...