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Mass Loss Parameters For Typical Shuttle Materials
Author(s): J. A. Muscari; T. O'Donnell
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Paper Abstract

The weight loss of twenty different typical Shuttle materials was measured with a thermogravimetric analyzer as the material temperature was increased from ambient to 300°C. An additional ten tests were performed where conditioning of the material varied. The materials were selected from each general grouping such as adhesives, coatings, lubricants, encapsulants, elastomers, and resins. Care was taken in the preparation, curing, and preconditioning of the materials to simulate flight use. Making the assumption that the weight loss follows first order rate theory, the source outgassing parameters for these thirty materials is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0287, Shuttle Optical Environment, (19 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932002
Show Author Affiliations
J. A. Muscari, Martin Marietta Aerospace (United States)
T. O'Donnell, Martin Marietta Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0287:
Shuttle Optical Environment
Giovanni G. Fazio; Edgar Miller, Editor(s)

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