Better knockdown factors

A group at NASA Langley has been “recalculating and experimentally validating shell-buckling ‘knockdown factors'” for predicting the “buckling load of a rocket body or other curved structure” and new numbers might save up to 20% in the mass of large rocket structures: NASA Recalculates To Save Weight On Launchers – Aviation Week – Jan.4.11.


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