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Testing of Combined Load Carrying and TPS Structures

Klein, H. and Schmidt, K. and Petersen, D. (1998) Testing of Combined Load Carrying and TPS Structures. In: 3rd European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems,, WPP - 141, pp. 379-385. European Space Agency. 3rd European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 25-27 March 1998, WPP-141, pp. 379-385..

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Abstract

Future reusable launch and re-entry vehicles are characterised by complex structures undergoing severe mechanical and extreme heat loads. Generally, the structure has to be de-signed for multiple purposes, e.g. a combined cryo-tank wall as a lightweight load carrying structure with liner, low tem-perature insulation, and hybrid thermal protection system (TPS) against aerodynamic heating. The range from cryo-genic liquid pro-pellants up to more than 1000 0C is covered by the thermal environment. Thus, there is a strong demand for analytical as well as ex-perimental investigation of such structures. The objective of an optimised structure needs research on the thermal and mechanical behaviour of single components, partly and fully assembled structures. Considering the allowed temperature lim-its, the stability, and the strength failure, the concepts have to be checked under expected levels of heat load, ther-mal cycling, also static and dynamic loads combined with acoustic excitations. Moreo-ver, investigations on compati-bility and multiple interactions of the different components are neces-sary. The requirements of thermo-mechanical testing are high-lighted, and the solutions developed are discussed. Subse-quently, the test facilities for a variety of structures, single components and assemblies, are presented.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=1999, monograph_id=5b - TPS Test Facilities / Test Methods 2,
Title:Testing of Combined Load Carrying and TPS Structures
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Klein, H.UNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, K.UNSPECIFIED
Petersen, D.UNSPECIFIED
Date:1998
Journal or Publication Title:3rd European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems,
Volume:WPP - 141
Page Range:pp. 379-385
Editors:
EditorsEmail
ESTEC, UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:European Space Agency
Status:Published
Event Title:3rd European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 25-27 March 1998, WPP-141, pp. 379-385.
Organizer:ESA / ESTEC
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: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Institut für Strukturmechanik
Deposited By: Sibylle Wolff
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 15:30

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