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2002-10-19,  Rev. 2002-11-04. MSFC Astronautic Structures Manual 
Astronautic Structures Manual (On-Line), NASA MSFC (Marshall Space Flight Center), 1975.
  Astronautic Structures Manual, Volume 1, NASA TM-X-73305, NASA MSFC, August 1975, 839 pages.
Astronautic Structures Manual, Volume 2, NASA TM-X-73306, NASA MSFC, August 1975, 974 pages.
Astronautic Structures Manual, Volume 3, NASA TM-X-73307, NASA MSFC, August 1975, 673 pages.

Abstract:  This document (Volume 1, 2, and 3) presents a compilation of industry-wide methods in aerospace strength analysis that can be carried out by hand, that are general enough in scope to cover most structures encountered, and that are sophisticated enough to give accurate estimates of the actual strength expected.  It provides analysis techniques for the elastic and inelastic stress ranges.  It serves not only as a catalog of methods not usually available, but also as a reference source for the background of the methods themselves.

Volume 1   (37.1 MB)
      Section A:  Introduction, stress and strain, loads, combined stress,
and interaction curves.
A0.0.0 Downloadable hyperlink TOC,  asm-A000.htm, 0.02 MB.
      A1.0.0    Stress and strain,  asm-A100.pdf,   1.31 MB.
A2.0.0 Loads,  asm-A200.pdf, 0.35 MB.
A3.0.0 Combined stresses,  asm-A300.pdf, 0.98 MB.
A4.0.0 Metric system,  asm-A400.pdf, 1.03 MB.
Section B:  Methods of strength analysis.
B1.0.0 Joints and fasteners,  asm-B100.pdf, 2.14 MB.
B2.0.0 Lugs and shear pins,  asm-B200.pdf, 0.60 MB.
B3.0.0 Springs,  asm-B300.pdf, 1.08 MB.
B4.0.0 Beams, beam tables,  asm-B400.pdf, 1.32 MB.
B4.5.0 Plastic bending,  asm-B450.pdf, 1.27 MB.
B4.5.5 Plastic bending curves: stainless steel,  asm-B455.pdf, 6.03 MB.
B4.5.6 Plastic bending curves: alloy steel,  asm-B456.pdf, 2.82 MB.
B4.5.7 Plastic bending curves: titanium,  asm-B457.pdf, 0.96 MB.
B4.5.8 Plastic bending curves: aluminum,  asm-B458.pdf, 5.06 MB.
B4.5.9 Plastic bending curves: magnesium,  asm-B459.pdf, 1.31 MB.
B4.6.0 Beams under axial load,  asm-B460.pdf, 1.38 MB.
B4.7.0 Lateral buckling of beams,  asm-B470.pdf, 0.50 MB.
B4.8.0 Shear beams,  asm-B480.pdf, 1.76 MB.
B5.0.0 Frames, frame tables,  asm-B500.pdf, 2.47 MB.
B6.0.0 Rings,  asm-B600.pdf, 4.68 MB.
Volume 2   (28.7 MB)
Section B:  Methods of strength analysis (cont.).
B7.0.0 Thin shells,  asm-B700.pdf, 0.74 MB.  -- Slightly faded copy.
B7.1.0 Membrane analysis of thin shells of revolution,  asm-B710.pdf, 0.74 MB.
B7.1.2 Dome membrane analysis,  asm-B712.pdf, 1.18 MB.
B7.2.0 Local loads on thin spherical shells,  asm-B720.pdf, 1.70 MB.
B7.2.2 Local loads on thin cylindrical shells,  asm-B722.pdf, 0.86 MB.
B7.3.0 Bending analysis of thin shells,  asm-B730.pdf, 2.43 MB.  -- Some tables faded!
B7.3.4 Bending analysis of thin shells (cont.),  asm-B734.pdf, 0.91 MB.
B8.0.0 Torsion of solid sections,  asm-B800.pdf, 0.85 MB.
B8.3.0 Torsion of thin-walled closed sections,  asm-B830.pdf, 0.73 MB.
B8.4.0 Torsion of thin-walled open sections,  asm-B840.pdf, 0.97 MB.
B9.0.0 Plates,  asm-B900.pdf, 1.72 MB.
B9.4.0 Plates (cont.),  asm-B940.pdf, 1.76 MB.
B10.0 Holes and cutouts in plates,  asm-B970.pdf, 0.73 MB.
B10.2 Large holes and cutouts in plates,  asm-B972.pdf, 0.96 MB.
Section C:  Structural stability analysis.
C1.0.0 Long columns, short columns, crippling,  asm-C100.pdf, 1.06 MB.
C1.5.0 Torsional instability of columns,  asm-C150.pdf, 1.18 MB.
C2.0.0 Stability of flat plates,  asm-C200.pdf, 1.20 MB.
C2.2.0 Stability of curved plates,  asm-C220.pdf, 2.59 MB.
C3.0.0 Stability of shells,  asm-C300.pdf, 0.52 MB.
C3.1.0 Stability of cylinders,  asm-C310.pdf, 1.96 MB.
C3.2.0 Stability of conical shells,  asm-C320.pdf, 0.80 MB.
C3.3.0 Stability of doubly curved shells,  asm-C330.pdf, 0.96 MB.
C3.4.0 Computer programs in shell stability analysis,  asm-C340.pdf, 0.87 MB.
C4.0.0 Local instability of flat panels,  asm-C400.pdf, 1.31 MB.
Volume 3   (21.4 MB)
Section D:  Thermal stresses.
D1.0.0 Thermal stresses,  asm-D100.pdf, 0.54 MB.  -- Some characters faded.
D3.0.0 Thermal stresses in beams,  asm-D300.pdf, 0.99 MB.  -- Some characters slightly faded.
D3.2.3 Thermal stresses in beams (cont.),  asm-D323.pdf, 1.07 MB.
D3.7.0 Thermal stresses in plates,  asm-D370.pdf, 1.39 MB.
D3.8.0 Thermal stresses in shells,  asm-D380.pdf, 1.88 MB.
D4.0.0 Thermoelastic stability,  asm-D400.pdf, 1.20 MB.
D5.0.0 Inelastic thermal effects,  asm-D500.pdf, 0.55 MB.
D6.0.0 Thermal shock,  asm-D600.pdf, 2.21 MB.
Section E:  Fatigue and fracture mechanics.
E1.0.0 Fatigue,  asm-E100.pdf, 1.06 MB.
E1.3.0 Fatigue (cont.),  asm-E130.pdf, 2.43 MB.
E1.5.0 Fatigue (cont.),  asm-E150.pdf, 0.76? MB.
E2.0.0 Fracture mechanics,  asm-E200.pdf, 1.49 MB.
E2.4.0 Fracture mechanics (cont.),  asm-E240.pdf, 2.21 MB.
Section F:  Composites.
F1.0.0 Composites, basic concepts,  asm-F100.pdf, 0.77 MB.
F1.2.0 Mechanics of laminated composites,  asm-F120.pdf, 0.74 MB.
F2.0.0 Strength of laminated composites,  asm-F200.pdf, 0.24 MB.
Section G:  Rotating machinery.
G1.0.0 Rotating disks,  asm-G100.pdf, 0.55 MB.
Section H:  Statistics.
H1.0.0 Statistical methods, introduction,  asm-H100.pdf, 0.56 MB.
H1.2.0 Statistical methods, measuring
performance of a material,
 asm-H120.pdf, 0.66 MB.

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