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Experimental investigation of tape springs folded in three dimensions

Walker, SJI and Aglietti, GS (2006) Experimental investigation of tape springs folded in three dimensions AIAA Journal, 44 (1). pp. 151-159.

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One of the most significant drivers in satellite design is the minimization of mass to reduce the large costs involved in the launch. With technological advances across many fields, it is now widely known that very low-mass satellites can perform a wide variety of missions. However, there is a need for small, efficient, area deployment devices. One possible structural solution for such devices is tape springs. Previous work on tape spring hinges has focused on two-dimensional folds; however, applications exist that incorporate three-dimensional tape spring folds. The properties of three-dimensional tape spring folds are experimentally investigated using a specially designed test rig. The rig is first used to produce comparative two-dimensional data before being used to analyze more complex three-dimensional folds.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors : Walker, SJI and Aglietti, GS
Date : 1 January 2006
DOI : 10.2514/1.15508
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:32
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 13:01

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