state-of-the-art, analyses related to structural strength, loads,
stress, dynamics, fracture mechanics, gas and thermal dynamics,
and material characterization and behavior were performed to aid
the field joint, nozzle-to-case joint and other designs. Continuing
these analyses will ensure that the design integrity and system
compatibility adhere to design requirements and operational use.
These analyses will be verified by tests, whose results will be
correlated with pretest predictions.