Saturday, October 15, 2005

Examples of repairs on a tile

In my previous post I said I was going to try to upload some pictures to show you the tile repairs. So here is a tile. The two corners that have triangular looking repairs are called a "Shave". Now the other repair that I zoomed into is what I have been inspecting for the past two weeks. We look closely to make sure it is not to porous or dry. The main focus is to determine if the repair has enough integrity to withstand future flights.







7 comments:

Nicholas said...

I think it's a bit ironic how such an expensive and intricately complex piece of machinery, is protected from the seering heat of the atmosphere...by heat resistant tiles.

fishlamp said...

It is a little ironic, but incredibly an incredible example of science at work.

Francisco said...

Hello Damaris,
I live in Portugal and I am a student of Aerospace Engineering at Instituto Superior T├ęcnico.
I would like to wish you good luck!
Is there any chance to talk about NASA at msn messenger ?
Answer the fast you can...

Charly Karl said...

Your blog is excelent...
Greetings from Argentina!!!

Anonymous said...

why don't they just remove the tile and replace it rather than repair...How expensive are these tiles??

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