KSC-STD-Z-0004 REV F W/CHG 1
STRUCTURAL DESIGN, STANDARD FOR
|Publication Date:||6 August 2009|
This standard establishes applicable definitions and general design requirements for structural design at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC). This standard is applicable to the framing of both conventional and nonconventional structures, ground support equipment (GSE), and temporary structures and enclosures.
Intent. - With few exceptions, the nonconventional structures and equipment at KSC are subject to recurring modification due to the development of new requirements or improved launch processes and procedures. On a broader scale, the change from one launch vehicle system to another requires that outmoded structures be adapted where practical for use in the new system. This standard is intended to direct structural design effort into practices that will facilitate future, rapid, accurate response in providing for the needs of KSC. It is also intended to set forth other structural design methods that have proven to be particularly suitable at KSC and that are compatible with other design guidelines specified in KSC-DE-512-SM. Conventional structures shall be designed to current accepted industry practices.
Application. - The current revision of this document shall be applicable to the design of all new structures and GSE. The revision of this document that was current at the time direction was issued to design, construct, manufacture, or procure the structure or GSE shall be applicable for the useful life of the hardware. Modifications of existing hardware may be done so the modified hardware complies with the revision that is current at the time directions are issued to modify the hardware except as noted otherwise. Detailed work orders, solicitations, statements of work, etc., prepared for architect and engineer (A&E) or other design services, shall cite this standard.
Measurement Units. - This document contains values in both metric and inch-pound units. In many cases, the two values shown for the same criterion are not exact conversions of each other. The metric conversions are rounded, rational values that provide reasonable guidelines when working in metric units in the same manner as the inch-pound units provide guidelines for working in nonmetric units. Therefore, when performing design and analysis functions for metric projects, the metric values shown shall be used exclusively. Likewise, when performing design and analysis functions for nonmetric projects, the inch-pound values shown shall be used exclusively. The inch-pound values shall not be soft converted to metric for use on metric projects and vice versa.
This standard is intended to establish uniform engineering practices and methods for the design of structural steel and other structures used at KSC for the receiving, handling, assembly,... View More
This standard is intended to establish uniform engineering practices and methods for the design of structural steel and other structures used at KSC for the receiving, handling, assembly, test, checkout, and launch of space vehicles and associated support structures.View Less