We have posted recently a complete revamp of the ESA PSS 03 1202 Insert design handbook (1987). This new document is called the ECSS-E-HB-32-22A Space Engineering Insert Design Handbook (2011). This document does not contain all the allowable data included in the earlier document but it does have some useful specific test results and a better explanation of the testing. The new document also has an expanded set of analytical methods, better design guidelines and is generally an improvement in presentation and layout.
Inserts in sandwich panels are problematic for the analyst working on smaller projects as smaller companies do not usually have proprietary test data available. These two public domain references give the analyst some confidence in understanding the critical design parameters and prediction of strength.
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