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

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Chapter 17. Mechanical Systems Safety
Dean W. Moreland
Executive Officer, Payload Safety Review Panel, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas

Contents

17.1 Safety Factors 549
By Dean W. Moreland
17.2 Spacecraft Structures 551
By Constantinos Stavrinidis
17.3 Fracture Control 567
By Scott C. Forth, Ph.D.
17.4 Pressure Vessels, Lines, and Fittings 568
By William D. Manha and John D. Albright
17.5 Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels 576
By Nathanael J. Greene
17.6 Structural Design of Glass and Ceramic Components for Space System Safety 581
By Karen S. Bernstein
17.7 Safety Critical Mechanisms 591
By Brandan R. Robertson
The structural layout of a spacecraft is in many ways analogous to the structure of the human body. ...

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