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Mechanical Engineering Seminars - Effect of Thermal Protection System on Vibration of Aerospace Structural Panels

Hind Derar
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469

The study is intended to further develop methodologies that can accurately measure, monitor and predict the condition of the Thermal Protection System (TPS) of primary and secondary structural components on the Space Shuttle. We also investigate the structural and non-structural systems as the non-structural mass can affect the evaluation of vibration structure. The research is performed using a combination of experimental methods that consist of physical impact tests, analytical methods, monitoring techniques and data analysis techniques.


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