Dynamic Environmental Criteria

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The purpose of this handbook is to summarize and assess a) The dynamic environments that a spacecraft might be exposed to during its service life from the completion of its manufacture to the completion of its mission, b) The state-of-the-art procedures for predicting the dynamic excitations (loads) produced by the dynamic environments, c) The state-of-the-art procedures for predicting the structural responses to the dynamic excitations, d) The state of the art procedures for establishing dynamic criteria with appropriate margins for the design and testing of a spacecraft and its components, and e) The equipment and procedures used to test a spacecraft and its components. Although written primarily for spacecraft, many sections of the handbook may be useful for launch vehicle, aircraft, and ground transportation vehicle applications. The handbook covers a broad range of topics within the fields of aerospace structural dynamics and aeroacoustics.