Metallurgical Assessment of Spacecraft Parts, Materials, and Processes
This book presents the sciences of metallurgy and metallography and demonstrates how they can be applied as an integral part of the spacecraft product assurance schemes, which involve quality, material and process evaluations and the selection of mechanical and component parts. In this expanded successor edition, which has been completely revised and updated, engineering problems associated with critical spacecraft hardware and the space environment are higlighted by over 400 micrographs and fractographs. Sapce hardware captured in orbit by astronauts and returned from long duration applications in space are examined. In depth metallurgical analyses uncover shortcomings inherent in the materials, the design, or induced by incorrect processing parameters. The many examples and photos include space-part production and test failures in electrical inter-connects, structural welds, brazed and soldered joints, and corrosion and storage induced problems.
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The integration of metallurgy into product assurance schemes
Metallography applied to spacecraft production
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