542-PG-8700.2.1B, PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES: MECHANICAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS GUIDELINES, NASA/GSFC (02 FEB 2005)
542-PG-8700.2.1B, PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES: MECHANICAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS GUIDELINES, NASA/GSFC (02 FEB 2005)., This procedure establishes guidelines for providing mechanical systems analysis in support of the design, verification and review of GSFC products. This guideline document applies to mechanical systems analysis efforts performed in support of GSFC products covered by the scope of the GSFC Quality Management System. It covers all mechanical systems analysis performed by members of the Mechanical Systems Analysis & Simulation Branch in support of in-scope GSFC products. Similarly, it covers mechanical systems analysis performed by on-site contractors working directly for the branch.
The types of analysis performed by members of the Mechanical Systems Analysis & Simulation Branch include structural dynamics and loads analysis, stress analysis, fracture control and safe-life analysis, vibro-acoustic analysis, thermo-mechanical analysis, opto-mechanical analysis, kinematic analysis and simulations. Typical outputs include loads, component accelerations, mode shapes and frequencies, structural dynamics models, random vibration and shock criteria for component qualification, stresses, strains, margins of safety, deflections, proof test criteria, and cycles to failure.
This guideline document does not necessarily apply to mechanical systems analysis efforts performed as part of informal studies, independent check cases, branch-initiated research and development efforts, and other non-product-oriented activities.