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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003478
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... Abstract This article presents an overview of the material properties of carbon-carbon composites. It provides information on the applications of carbon-carbon composites in electronic thermal planes, spacecraft thermal doublers, spacecraft thermal shields, spacecraft radiators, and aircraft...
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: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003396
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... Abstract Affordability is the key issue facing design engineers and manufacturers of composite components for current and next-generation aircraft, spacecraft, propulsion systems, and other advanced applications. This article describes software tools available for modeling and analyzing costs...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003120
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... Abstract Superalloys are nickel, iron-nickel, and cobalt-base alloys generally used for high-temperature applications. Superalloys are used in aircraft, industrial, marine gas turbines, nuclear reactors, spacecraft structures, petrochemical production, orthopedic and dental prostheses, and...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006635
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... preparing the reagent solution(s), for performing the spot test, and for interpreting the results, is also included. The article discusses two specialized applications of qualitative analysis, namely illicit drug identification and spacecraft drinking water quality testing. It also contains tables listing...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001465
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... is “space debris,” or miscellaneous small and large pieces of disintegrated satellites, material jettisoned from spacecraft, and other miscellaneous material. This debris is travelling at very high speeds, and may not be in the same orbital path and direction as a spacecraft. A resulting high-speed...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003490
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... construction. Since then, advanced composite materials have found many applications in aeronautical and spacecraft structures. Their inherent characteristics offered new capabilities and dramatic improvements to many aerospace structures and ensured their widespread application in performance-driven systems...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 21
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v21.a0003480
EISBN: 978-1-62708-195-5
... Mechanical Performance of a Carbon-Carbon Composite Spacecraft Radiator , Proc. Conf. on Composite Materials and Applications , SPIE International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering and Instrumentation ( Denver ), Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, July 1999 26. Zweben...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 12
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v12.a0000631
EISBN: 978-1-62708-181-8
... orbit (LEO) on a silver solar cell interconnect. The pure silver foil, 40 μm (1.5 mil) thick, was exposed to the LEO environment for 40 h at 100 °C (210 °F) in the spacecraft velocity direction. The sample was flown on Space Shuttle flight 8. The original surface of the interconnect ( Fig. 1326 ) was...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006729
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
... machinability and wear resistance, alloy 7020 also is widely used for mold applications and is produced as ring-rolled components in spacecraft applications. A hot-working processing map of alloy 7020 in a prior hot-forged condition is shown in Fig 1 . Flow stress values of alloy 7020 at different...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05a.a0005711
EISBN: 978-1-62708-171-9
... addition to these power plants, propulsion for nuclear-powered surface ships, submarines, and spacecraft use similar nuclear fission technology. In the future, small modular nuclear reactors for local electricity and process heat generation may be deployed especially where electricity is currently not...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003165
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... thermal conductivity (210 W/m · K, or 121 Btu/ft · h · F). Unalloyed beryllium is used in weapons, spacecraft, rocket nozzles, structural tubing, optical components, and precision instruments. The specific modulus, that is, the ratio of elastic modulus to density, is higher than that of aluminum...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005228
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... Bibliography data files ( Ref 2 , 3 ). Microgravity science has matured since the early days of space flight, when researchers first recognized that they may be able to take advantage of the reduced gravitational environment of orbiting spacecraft to study, among other subjects...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003064
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
.... Valentine P.G. and Trester P.W. , Development of Brazed Joints in Carbon-Carbon, Graphite, and Refractory Metal Components for Rocket Propulsion and Spacecraft Applications , Proc. 15th Conference on Metal Matrix, Carbon, and Ceramic Matrix Composites , NASA CP-3133, Part I, Buckley J.D...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003554
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... 11. Watkins W.R. Jr. , Liquid Metal Embrittlement of Bronze Rupture Discs , Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis , Vol 2 , ASM International , 1993 , p 130 12. Babecki A.J. , Some Failure Problems in Spacecraft and Space Boosters , Proc. William Hunt Eisenman...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006786
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... Problems in Spacecraft and Space Boosters . Proc. William Hunt Eisenman Conf. on Failure Analysis , American Society for Metals , 1968. 13. Glackin J. , “Corrosion Resistance Properties and Susceptibility to Stress Alloying of Tin Plated EWB 22 Bolts and Tin-Nickel Plated NAS 624 Bolts...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 14B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v14b.a0005142
EISBN: 978-1-62708-186-3
... spacecraft also have been formed to a 762 mm (30 in.) radius of curvature. There were two sizes of panels formed, 635 by 635 mm (25 by 25 in.) and 559 by 355 mm (22 by 14 in.), at thicknesses of 1.4 and 1.88 mm (0.055 and 0.074 in.), respectively, from cross-rolled beryllium powder sheet. The flat beryllium...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001380
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... refrigerators, solar panels, poultry incubators, electronic equipment temperature controllers, industrial heat exchangers, and special applications such as thermal control of spacecraft. Modifications of the process permit as many as six sheets to be welded at one time and inclusion of passageways oriented...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005339
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... material scientists. In the near-Earth orbit, typical spacecrafts encounter naturally occurring phenomena such as vacuum, thermal radiation, atomic oxygen, ionizing radiation, and plasma, along with factors such as micrometeoroids and human-made debris. Therefore, aerospace applications were the original...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001456
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... application can be quite distinct. Molybdenum is used in high-temperature structures and electronic devices. Tungsten is most commonly associated with filaments, heating elements, and welding electrodes. Niobium is widely used in spacecraft propulsion systems and applications that require its corrosion...