Short Course

A Short Course will be organised on Tuesday 25 September.

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11:05-12:45 Short Introductory Course
The Challenge of Material Selection for Space Applications

- Objective
- Introductory Remarks (1)
- Introductory Remarks (2)

Part I: Environments
 On-Ground(1)
 Launch and Ascent (1)
 Operational Spacecraft Environments
 Material Characteristics of interest to Space Applications
 Environments
 Comparison of Environments
 Vacuum effects
 Radiation effects
 Temperature Effects
 Atomic oxygen (ATOX)
 Micrometeoriods and debris
 Re-entry
 Manned volumes

Part II Materials Evaluation for Space
 Materials Properties Requirements

Materials Analysis Strategy

Facilities
 Outgassing
 Atox
 (V)UV exposure
 Particle Exposure

Analyses Means and Techniques
 Mechanical testing
 Microscopic inspection
 Thermal analysis
 Chemical analysis
 Spectroscopic techniques
 Surface (near) analysis

Specific Material examples
 Ultralight Structures
 Mass/Volume Requirements
 Inflating
 Chemical Rigidisation – Polymerisation
 Transmission Spectra
 Photopolymerisation
 Polymerisation in Free Space
 Physical Rigidisation – Shape Memory
 Test Boom
 Nematic Elastomer Composites
 Actuation Properties
 Self Healing for Composite Structures
 Self Healing Concepts
 Composite test laminate
 Self Healing Concepts

 

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