Stepwise deployment of membrane structures with rolled-up booms: Experiments and simulations

Nobukatsu Okuizumi, Nobuhisa Katsumata, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Ikuta, Masakazu Yamazaki, Yuki Ito, M. C. Natori, Hiroshi Yamakawa

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    Abstract

    In this paper, simple deployable structures are introduced, which consist of polygonal membranes and elastic booms deployed by only releasing the rolled-up booms in stepwise manners. The membranes are folded up with modified spiral folding patterns to fit the arrangement of booms. The booms are newly-developed bi-convex tapes covered by braids. Basic mechanical test results of the booms are first presented. Deployment experiments of a small conceptual model are demonstrated for several configurations. Numerical simulations of the deployment experiments are also performed employing multi-particle approximation method for membranes and a discrete model for one-dimensional continuum for the booms. The results are compared with the experimental results and the deployment behaviors of the structures are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014 - National Harbor, MD
    Duration: 2014 Jan 132014 Jan 17

    Other

    OtherAIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014
    CityNational Harbor, MD
    Period14/1/1314/1/17

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Okuizumi, N., Katsumata, N., Kobayashi, H., Ikuta, H., Yamazaki, M., Ito, Y., Natori, M. C., & Yamakawa, H. (2014). Stepwise deployment of membrane structures with rolled-up booms: Experiments and simulations. In AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-1039