Repair of Sandwich Structure in Support of the Payload Adapter Fitting [STUB]

Abstract: As part of a program examining a composite payload adaptor fitting (PAF) for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), a repair study of impact damage and misdrilled holes was undertaken. At the beginning of this repair study, the PAF was baselined as a honeycomb sandwich structure with eight-ply quasi-isotropic, carbon-fiber-reinforced epoxy facesheets. Although the baseline configuration could change, the repair program presented herein is generic enough in nature such that it will apply to most sa…

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