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Code 542 Mechanical Systems Analysis and Simulation Branch - Structural Mechanics Group - Stress analysis, design support
Mechanical Systems Analysis Group
Structural Dynamics Group
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Welcome to the Structural Mechanics Group

Wayne Chen, Group Leader
Section Personnel

The Structural Mechanics Group ...

    • Structural analysis utilizing NASTRAN or other advanced programs in support of the design and qualification of flight structures. This includes finite-element math modelling and detailed stress analysis. The section provides GSFC managed Projects with lead and support structural analysts.
    • Static and dynamic structural analyses, including

      • Stress
      • Fracture Control
      • Structural Test Simulation
      • Modal (Normal Modes)
      • Vibroacousitc
        - Random Vibration
        - Sine Vibration
      • Frequency Response
    • Plans and procedures for analytically monitoring system development and verification efforts.
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