NASA/TM-X-73307 (VOLUME III), NASA TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM: ASTRONAUTIC STRUCTURES MANUAL (AUG-1975) [SUPERSEDING VOL. I AND II, NASA TM X-60041 and NASA TM X-60042, RESPECTIVELY]
NASA/TM-X-73307 (VOLUME III), NASA TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM: ASTRONAUTIC STRUCTURES MANUAL (AUG-1975) [SUPERSEDING VOL. I AND II, NASA TM X-60041 and NASA TM X-60042, RESPECTIVELY]., This document (Volumes I, II, and III) presents a compilation of industry-wide methods in aerospace strength analysis that can be carried out by hand, that are general enough in scope to cover most structures encountered, and that are sophisticated enough to give accurate estimates of the actual strength expected. It provides analysis techniques for the elastic and inelastic stress ranges. It serves not only as a catalog of methods not usually available, but also as a reference source for the background of the methods themselves. An overview of the manual is as follows: Section A is a general introduction of methods uses, and includes sections on loads, combined stresses, and interaction curves; Section b is devoted to methods on strength analysis; Section C is devoted to the topic of structural stability; Section D is on thermal stresses; Section E is on fatigue and fracture mechanics; Section F is on composites; Section G is on rotating machinery; and Section H is on statistics. These three volumes supersede NASA TM X-60041 and NASA TM X-60042.