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Payload Fairing Release Mechanisms

Payload Fairing Release Mechanisms

Payload Fairing Release Mechanisms


Greetings fellow engineers.I am new to this forum.

I am working on fairing separation mechanisms in which i need help selecting explosive bolts.Are there established guidelines for selection and sizing of explosive bolts for fairings?



RE: Payload Fairing Release Mechanisms

There's sizing the bolt, which I would have thought was a well known process, and sizing the explosive charge, which I imagine is left to the wisdom and cunning of the explosive bolt manufacturer.


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RE: Payload Fairing Release Mechanisms

Hello Greg and Ir,

thank you for your replies.Spacecraft structures arent that simple and explosive bolts are simply different.Need to get to know the considerations in sizing the bolts for fairing separation.Also,the manufacturers rate the loading capability as tensile load capability.does this disregard shear load capability?


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