Shape control of multi-cellular inflatable panel

N. Katayama*, K. Ishimura, K. Minesugi, Daniel J. Inman


研究成果: Paper査読


Multi-Cellular Inflatable structures are not only ultra-light but also robust against the damage of the membrane such as pin-holes caused by space debris. Because of the robustness, we can apply the inflatable structures supported by inner gas as space structures. We proposed the shape control with new mechanism, diaphragm mechanism, for the simple Multi-Cellular Inflatable panel. When the bending actuator in a center membrane bends, the inner pressures of sub-cells become different so that the diaphragm mechanism bends as a whole. Because there is no sliding part, this deformable system is reliable mechanism. In addition, this mechanism has higher rigidity than that of bending actuator used alone. In this paper, we investigate the feasibility of the diaphragm mechanism and its characteristics from some experiments and numerical results.

出版ステータスPublished - 2012 12月 1
イベント23rd International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST 2012 - Nanjing, China
継続期間: 2012 10月 112012 10月 13


Other23rd International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 土木構造工学
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 機械工学
  • 材料力学
  • 建築および建設


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