Membrane space structure with sterical support of booms and cables

Ayako Torisaka, Yoshitaka Satoh, Takeshi Akita, M. C. Natori, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Tomoyuki Miyashita

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Authors suggested a new structure combined with lightweight membranes and booms using convex tape considering its application as a space structure.. The larger membrane is preferred to get a solar effect from sails and power generation needs. In the past researches, we assumed a square shaped flat structure and studied the use of cables, positions of cables connecting between boom and membrane. In this paper, an additional studies about a steric membrane structure with booms and cables has been carried out to confirm a structural properties. We manufactured experiment model for verifying these properties, and also we confirmed about the same kinds of properties of hexagonal structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103940
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2016 Jan 42016 Jan 8

Publication series

Name3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference


Other3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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