Test Design and Static Testing of the Atlas V CCB Conical InterStage Adapter

Gregory Sanford, Vann Stavast, Adam Biskner, John Higgins
2007 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference   unpublished
A test facility has been designed to qualify the Atlas V launch vehicle's Common Core Booster conical InterStage Adapter. The composite conical ISA is being manufactured from an innovative tooling design that will be validated only after successfully completing the qualification test series. The structures, test hardware, and instrumentation used during test operations have been designed to meet all program requirements. Testing operations will include application of simulated launch loads
more » ... d launch loads witnessed by the conical ISA during flight. When completed, the test facility will function as an asset to the Air Force for future structural qualification tests.
doi:10.2514/6.2007-2254 fatcat:rfuvl6xqenfgphtygfdqjagtee