Static and dynamic analysis of stretched membrane lenses for lightweight space solar arrays

Eric M. Mockensturm, Richard S. Pappa, Jessica A. Woods-Vedeler, Mark J. O'Neill

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Abstract

The flat plate theory was employed to characterize the static flattening of the stretched membrane lenses for lightweight space solar arrays. The natural frequencies and mode shapes of the lenses were determined using the cylindrical shell theory. Analytical solutions were obtained to determine the effect of strain, backing thickness and effective length on the shape of the lenses away from the supports. The results depicted the confirmation of simple beam analysis by the full shell anlysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-506
Number of pages5
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event43rd Structures, Structural, Dynamics and Materials Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2002Apr 25 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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