Chapter 22. Nondestructive Evaluation of Space Shuttle Tiles

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. L. J. Graham,
  2. F. E. Sugg and
  3. W. Gonzalez

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470318782.ch22

Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Graham, L. J., Sugg, F. E. and Gonzalez, W. (1982) Nondestructive Evaluation of Space Shuttle Tiles, in Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 3, Issue 9/10 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470318782.ch22

Author Information

  1. Rockwell International Science Center 1049 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373972

Online ISBN: 9780470318782

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Keywords:

  • hazardous;
  • manufacturing;
  • landfills;
  • waste management;
  • disposing

Summary

The nondestructive-evaluation program to validate the mechanical strength of the Space Shuttle thermal-protection tile system is reviewed. A specific example of the quality engineering development of an ultrasonic method for determining the strength of the tile material is discussed in detail.