Fracture Control Requirements For Spaceflight Hardware (Superseding NASA-STD-(I)-5019 (INTERIM) And NASA-STD-5007)

This document establishes the fracture control requirements for all human-rated spaceflight systems including payloads, propulsion systems, orbital support equipment, and planetary habitats. Fracture control is implemented to reduce the risk of a catastrophic failure from a defect or damage. The intent of this standard is to provide fracture control requirements for spaceflight hardware. A variety of fracture control considerations and options are addressed, some of which may not be applicable to a given design. Information is provided to assist the user in the development of an effective Fracture Control Plan and other fracture control documentation.

Document ID 
NASA-STD-5019
Document Date 
Monday, January 7, 2008