The Civil Engineer in Aerospace

Task Committee on Civil Engineering in Space of the Committee on Space Facilities of the Aerospace Transport Division, ASCE

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 2, Pg. 247-262

Document Type: Journal Paper


Engineers with degrees in civil engineering have made and will continue to make important contributions to the national aerospace program. It is well known that many civil engineers have for years contributed to aircraft and spacecraft design by virtue of their education in stress analysis and structural design. Civil engineers have also contributed to the development of spacecraft life support systems. Their activities in construction of ground support facilities are well known. The Civil Engineer in Space Task Committee was chartered to study and define the present and future role of the civil engineer in aerospace programs. The Committee therefore decided to survey selected segments of the industrial, governmental, and university communities to ascertain the extent of present involvement of civil engineers in aerospace work.

Subject Headings: Space life support systems | Aircraft and spacecraft | Structural design | Stress analysis | Engineering education | Construction management | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Industries

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