Design and Reliability, and Invited Addresses

Design and Reliability, and Invited Addresses

Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Ballistic Missile and Aerospace Technology, Held in Los Angeles, California, in August 1961

1st Edition - January 1, 1961

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  • Editors: C. T. Morrow, L. D. Ely
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261447

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Ballistic Missile and Space Technology, Volume I: Design and Reliability, and Invited Addresses focuses on the advancements of processes, methodologies, and technologies involved in the design and reliability of space vehicles. The selection first offers information on optical masers and their aerospace application and the challenges of space exploration. Discussions focus on the challenges to the aerospace industries, manned and unmanned space flights, range of optical beams, signals from other planets, long distance transmission, and radar considerations. The text then takes a look at space and education and an engineering approach to missile/rocket optimization problems. The manuscript examines a practical method of selecting structural materials for multistage solid rocket vehicles on the basis of cost and radiation shielding of space vehicles by means of superconducting coils. Topics include coil design considerations, analysis of typical booster motor fabrication costs, fabrication processes, and design requirements. A new structural concept to capitalize on the potential light weight of beryllium and a comparison of launching methods for stationary satellites are also discussed. The selection is a dependable reference for astronauts and researchers interested in the design and reliability of space vehicles.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Invited Addresses

    Welcome Addresses

    Dr. Ivan A. Getting

    LtGen Howell M. Estes

    Gen Bernard A. Schriever

    Keynote Address

    Honorable Eugene M. Zuckert

    Luncheon Addresses

    Optical Masers and Their Aerospace Application

    Challenge of Space Exploration

    Space and Education

    Missile and Space Vehicle Design Considerations

    An Engineering Approach to Missile/Rocket Optimization Problems

    A Practical Method of Selecting Structural Materials for Multistage Solid Rocket Vehicles on the Basis of Cost

    Radiation Shielding of Space Vehicles by Means of Superconducting Coils

    A New Structural Concept to Capitalize on the Potential Light Weight of Beryllium

    Probability Approach to Outage Prediction

    A Comparison of Launching Methods for Stationary Satellites

    Static and Dynamic Analysis of Nonuniform Conical Shells Under Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Conditions

    Dynamic Collapse of a Rigid-Plastic Ring Under a Distributed Impulsive Load


    Titan II Structures Reliability Analysis

    Description and Comparison of Five Computer Methods of Circuit Analysis

    Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Connections

    Effectivity: Its Application to a Long-Lived Space System

    Rating for Reliability Allocation

    Vibration as a Factor in Guidance Computer Design

Product details

  • No. of pages: 414
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1961
  • Published: January 1, 1961
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261447

About the Editors

C. T. Morrow

L. D. Ely

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