Permanent set of the Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Reinforced Carbon–Carbon material

@inproceedings{Lyle2009PermanentSO,
  title={Permanent set of the Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Reinforced Carbon–Carbon material},
  author={Karen Heitman Lyle and Edwin L. Fasanella},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract The objective of this paper is to provide an interpretation and understanding of the permanent set (or deformation) phenomenon observed from debris impacts on Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System (TPS) Reinforced Carbon–Carbon (RCC) panels. Deflection test results for static and dynamic loadings of RCC material will be presented. Permanent set has been observed for both the static and dynamic loading onto RCC material, even for cases where no damage was detected using conventional… CONTINUE READING