Selected Areas of Structural Research in Rocket Vehicles

  • M. L. Williams
  • G. Gerard
  • G. A. Hoffman
Conference paper


Space flight has served to emphasize in a most profound manner the significant rewards to be obtained by recognizing and pursuing the interplay between structures and materials in design. Of particular pertinence in this regard are rocket boosters which constitute an interesting example of the design interaction between structures and materials. Since booster vehicles are currently the focus of much structures and materials research efforts, it is our intent to review the progress and potential in the following three areas: structural integrity of solid propellant grains, shell structures of homogeneous materials, and pressure vessel design with filamentary materials.


Solid Propellant Structural Research Rocket Motor Elastic Shear Modulus Filamentary Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Williams
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. Gerard
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. A. Hoffman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.The RAND CorporationSanta MonicaUSA

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