ECSS-E-ST-32-01C Rev. 1


damage tolerance design principle that, if a part fails, prevents the propagation of failure effects beyond the container boundaries


  • NOTE 1 A contained part is not considered PFCI, unless its release can cause a hazard inside the container. The container is a PFCI, and its structural integrity after impact is verified as part of fracture control activities.
  • NOTE 2 In this standard, the term containment in most cases also covers items which are e.g. restrained by a tether to prevent the occurrence of hazardous events due to failure of the item.
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