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Safety Design for Space Systems by Tommaso Sgobba, Axel Larsen, Gary E. Musgrave Ph.D

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Chapter 12. Materials Safety
Michael D. Pedley, Ph.D.
Materials and Processes Branch, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas

Contents

12.1 Toxic Offgassing 360
By Tony Brown
12.2 Stress-Corrosion Cracking 363
By Giancarlo Bussu, Ph.D.
12.3 Conclusions 373
It goes without saying that all flight hardware is fabricated from materials, and safe and reliable materials and materials processes are essential to safety in space. Materials safety covers a very wide range of material and process technical issues, which simply cannot be covered in a single chapter of a book. For many years, the safety community focused on a limited subset of material and process requirements as key elements to assure safety:
▪ Materials ...

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