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An Analysis of a Coiled Tape Spring During Compression and Extension

Hoskin, A and Viquerat, AD (2016) An Analysis of a Coiled Tape Spring During Compression and Extension In: 3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, 2016-01-04 - 2016-01-08, San Diego, CA.

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Coiled deployable booms have seen a wide variety of uses both in space and terrestrial applications. CubeSail, a solar sailing mission at the Surrey Space Centre, uses coiled deployable booms to extend and give structure to its thin film sail. During deployment testing a problem was found where the coiled boom would unwrap or "blossom" within the deployer instead of deploying the sails. During an investigation into this blossoming problem it was found that a coiled tape spring could act as a spring in tension or compression; this paper aims to describe this phenomenon.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Hoskin, A
Date : 6 January 2016
DOI : 10.2514/6.2016-1470
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:48
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 18:51

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