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Code R and Code D hosted NESC Principal Engineer Mike Kirsch who is Program Leader for Composite Crew Module.

2004-02-26

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Code R and Code D hosted NESC Principal Engineer Mike Kirsch who is Program Leader for Composite Crew Module (CCM). The purpose of the visit was to review/observe experiments that GRC is performing in support of the CCM program. The test object is the critical Low Impact Docking System/Tunnel interface joint that links the metal docking ring with the polymer composite tunnel element of the crew module pressure vessel. The rectangular specimens simulated the splice joint between the aluminum and the PMC sheets, including a PMC doubler sheet. GRC was selected for these tests due to our expertise in composite testing and our ability to perform 3D fullfield displacement and strain measurements of the complex bond geometry using digital image correlation. The specimens performed above their minimum load requirements and the full field strain measurements showed the strain levels at the critical bond line. This work is part of a joint Code D & R investigation.

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  • Title: Code R and Code D hosted NESC Principal Engineer Mike Kirsch who is Program Leader for Composite Crew Module.
  • Date Created: 2004-02-26
  • Owner: GRC
  • Album: edrobin1
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