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New High-Temperature Ceramic Bearing for Space Vehicles

Dogigli, M. and Weihs, H. and Wildenrotter, K. and Lange, H. (2000) New High-Temperature Ceramic Bearing for Space Vehicles. 51st Int. Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilien, 2-6 Oktober 2000.

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A worldwide new high temperaturebearing has been developed, manufactured and successfully tested. Loads being equivalent to more than 4 complete reentries from space have been simulated in a special test facility. The bearing always operated reliable during testing. Such new bearings have revolutionized hot control surface design especially with respect to temperature resistance and lightweight design. They will be installed into the body flaps developed and manufactured by MAN Technologie for the X-38 re-entry space vehicle 201 of NASA. Because of the high temperature resistance of such bearings, re-entry temperature profiles are less constrained by control surface temperature limits compared with metallic based control surfaces.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2001,
Title:New High-Temperature Ceramic Bearing for Space Vehicles
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Dogigli, M.MAN-Technologie
Wildenrotter, K.MAN-Technologie
Lange, H.MAN-Technologie
Keywords:re-entry, high temperature, lightweight, bearings, fibre reinforced ceramics, CMC, space applications
Event Title:51st Int. Astronautical Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilien, 2-6 Oktober 2000
Organizer:International Astronautical Federation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 22:19

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