Deployable membrane structures with rolled-up booms and their deployment characteristics

M. C. Natori, Nobuhisa Katsumata, Nobukatsu Okuizumi, Akihito Watanabe, Hiroshi Yamakawa

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    Abstract

    Based on geometrical considerations on folding patterns of disk-like flat surfaces, deployable membrane structures with rolled-up booms and deployment behaviors of those conceptual models are presented. Newly developed bi-convex tape booms covered by braid, which deploy from rolled-up configuration by their own stowed elastic energy without any actuators, are applied for two types of deployable membrane space structures; one is with hoop booms (hoop design) and the other is with rib booms (rib design). Hoop design structures are introduced using small conceptual models, and their deployment is demonstrated. As rib design structures, conceptual models suitable for stepwise deployment procedure are developed, and their various deployment aspets are shown in detail.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Boston, MA
    Duration: 2013 Apr 82013 Apr 11

    Other

    Other54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
    CityBoston, MA
    Period13/4/813/4/11

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Architecture

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    Natori, M. C., Katsumata, N., Okuizumi, N., Watanabe, A., & Yamakawa, H. (2013). Deployable membrane structures with rolled-up booms and their deployment characteristics. In Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference [AIAA 2013-1596]