IMPLEMENTATION of the
of the Presidential Commission on
the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
- Measure nozzle/case joint deflection
temperatures and pressures
- Determine seal performance at low/high
- Monitor nozzle/case joint insulation
- Nozzle-to-case joint
- Full-scale aft dome
- Full-scale forward dome with igniter.
- Pressurized with hot gas
- Burn time = 0.5 sec.
- Pressure decay time = 80 sec.
Figure 9. SRM Nozzle Joint Environment