BATON ROUGE, La., - It takes a huge amount of time and money for NASA to build a rocket. But research by two LSU professors and their graduate students helps make the process faster, cheaper and more efficient, James Wilkins reports for The Advocate. Continue reading original article.
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8 June 2022 - Rocket parts are extremely complex and have to be built to rigorous — and extremely precise — standards, Wilkins says. The materials have to be able to withstand massive, rapid changes in pressure and temperature.
"Someone needs to characterize the behavior of the material properties and these chambers always undergo fluctuations in pressure and temperature," Khonsari said. "After you understand the nature of these properties as they change with temperature, then one has to ask how they will stand any type of a fatigue that will occur."
Guo said the data he and Khonsari provided NASA had the rocket-builders coming back for more.
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