Questions tagged [structural-design]

Questions about aerospace structural design including topics such as design constraints, loads, materials selection, manufacturing, assembly methods, failure criteria, and stress analysis.

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What is the load path for thrust in a rocket engine? [duplicate]

This may be a duplicate of this question but I wasn't sure if I could hijack that one to clarify or regenerate interest there. What is the distribution of axial force in a combustion chamber? My ...
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Why do some struts used in aerospace vehicle structures taper at the ends?

This ISS truss segment S6 (in the Space Station Processing Facility) shows quite a few examples. (Personal Photo) I've also seen them in the shuttle Orbiter midbody and aft compartment. It would ...