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Preparing for Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor Test
02.25.11
 
A massive 27.5-foot-diameter and 20-foot-tall fully-instrumented test article was moved into location in Marshall's Engineering Test Laboratory in Building 4619 in preparation for next month’s Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor test. The polka dot pattern applied to the barrel allows the engineering team to capture precise measurements of the deformations of the test article during the test using a technique called photogrammetry, the practice of determining the geometric shape of an object from images. (NASA/MSFC)

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A massive test article moves into location at the Marshall Center Engineering Test Laboratory in preparation for a Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor test. › View large image




A massive test article moves into location at the Marshall Center Engineering Test Laboratory in preparation for a Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor test. › View large image




A massive test article moves into location at the Marshall Center Engineering Test Laboratory in preparation for a Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor test. › View large image




A massive test article moves into location at the Marshall Center Engineering Test Laboratory in preparation for a Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor test. › View large image




A massive test article moves into location at the Marshall Center Engineering Test Laboratory in preparation for a Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor test. › View large image




A massive test article moves into location at the Marshall Center Engineering Test Laboratory in preparation for a Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor test. › View large image




 
 
Media Contact: Jennifer Stanfield, 256-544-7199
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Jennifer.M.Stanfield@nasa.gov