NASA Spinoff Database: Wood Products Analysis

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1990
Reference Number: JSC-SO-109
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Computer Graphics Programs

Structural Reliability Consultants' computer program creates graphic plots showing the statistical parameters of glue laminated timbers, or glulam." The company president Dr. Joseph Murphy read in NASA Tech Briefs about work related to analysis of Space Shuttle surface tile strength performed for Johnson Space Center by Rockwell International Corporation. Analysis led to a theory of "consistent tolerance bounds" for statistical distributions applicable in industrial testing where statistical analysis can influence product development and use. Dr. Murphy then obtained the Tech Support Package that covers the subject in greater detail. The TSP became the basis for Dr. Murphy's computer program PC-DATA which he is marketing commercially."

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