Membrane modular structures with inflatable tubes and connective cables for future space applications

Nobuhisa Katsumata, Ryoko Fujii, M. C. Natori, Hiroshi Yamakawa

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    Abstract

    Spirally folded hexagonal membrane structures with inflatable tubes and connective cable networks are presented aiming to establish possible construction scenarios of future large space structure systems over hundreds meters scale and corresponding structures based on the hierarchical modular structure concept using deployable membrane modules. Laboratory scale hand-made conceptual models are manufactured, and their deployment experiments are carried out to show their applicability to the hierarchical modular structures systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009
    Pages451-460
    Number of pages10
    Volume2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2009 - Oxnard, CA
    Duration: 2009 Sep 212009 Sep 23

    Other

    Other2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2009
    CityOxnard, CA
    Period09/9/2109/9/23

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computational Mechanics
    • Mechanics of Materials

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    Katsumata, N., Fujii, R., Natori, M. C., & Yamakawa, H. (2009). Membrane modular structures with inflatable tubes and connective cables for future space applications. In Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009 (Vol. 2, pp. 451-460) https://doi.org/10.1115/SMASIS2009-1480