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Fracture Control Requirements for Spaceflight Hardware

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NASA-STD-5019
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A w/CHANGE 3
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5000 - Structures/Mechanical Systems, Fluid Dynamics, Thermal, Propulsion, Aerodynamics
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Fracture control shall be required on all human-rated space systems to preclude catastrophic failure. Fracture control provides a specialized methodology to address the consequences of naturally occurring and service-induced flaws, damage, or cracks in a part or structure. This document establishes the fracture control requirements for all human-rated spaceflight systems including payloads, propulsion systems, orbital support equipment, and planetary habitats.
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Gregory
OPRD Last Name
Swanson
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MSFC
OPRD Organization Code
EM20
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greg.swanson@nasa.gov
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