Optimization of the Natural Frequency and Buckling Analysis of Bistable Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Booms for Space Applications
Wu, C, Viquerat, AD and Aglietti, G (2016) Optimization of the Natural Frequency and Buckling Analysis of Bistable Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Booms for Space Applications In: 3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, 2016-01-04 - 2016-01-08, San Diego, CA.
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Bistable composite shells patented as Bistable Reeled Composite (BRC) booms have the potential to be used as lightweight structural elements for a number of space applications. This paper details an approach to increase the natural frequency and stiffness of BRCs. The motivation for this research is the desire to increase the scalability of a flexible "roll-up" solar array which, in its deployed state, consists of two cantilevered BRCs supporting a flexible Photo Voltaic (PV) cell covered blanket between them. A Finite Element (FE) numerical model is combined with a nonlinear constrained optimization to maximize the natural frequency of BRC booms with respect to the fiber orientation angles and ply discontinuity locations. The results demonstrate that careful selection of the fiber orientation angles and the location of step thickness variations can significantly optimize the natural frequency. Experimental verification of the vibration characteristics of optimized BRC booms has also been conducted. Finally, stability analysis of the optimized BRC booms under bending has been carried out using FE simulation to quantify the Maximum Rotational Acceleration (MRA) that they can take before failure.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)|
|Subjects :||Surrey Space Centre|
|Divisions :||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre|
|Date :||6 January 2016|
|Identification Number :||10.2514/6.2016-1472|
|Copyright Disclaimer :||Copyright 2016 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics|
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|Additional Information :||Full text not available from this repository.|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||19 Aug 2016 15:42|
|Last Modified :||19 Aug 2016 15:42|
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