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Sequentially Controlled Dynamic Deployment of Ultra-Thin Shell Structures

Pedivellano, Antonio and Gdoutos, Eleftherios and Pellegrino, Sergio (2020) Sequentially Controlled Dynamic Deployment of Ultra-Thin Shell Structures. In: AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2020-0690. ISBN 978-1-62410-595-1.

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This paper presents an approach to achieve the staged deployment of planar structures composed of multiple thin-shell elements. Releasable constraints are used to prescribe intermediate, known configurations along a strain energy-driven deployment path. An analytical model is derived to design the nominal deployment sequence of the structure by identifying kinematically compatible paths. Then, a finite element model is developed to capture the dynamic behavior of the shells during a staged deployment. Practical considerations, such as the deployment envelope and incorporation of the structure in a deployment mechanism are discussed. Finally, the proposed deployment sequence is demonstrated experimentally.

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Additional Information:© 2020 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Published Online: 5 Jan 2020.
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Official Citation:Sequentially Controlled Dynamic Deployment of Ultra-Thin Shell Structures. Antonio Pedivellano, Eleftherios Gdoutos, and Sergio Pellegrino. AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum. January 2020; doi: 10.2514/6.2020-0690
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 Jan 2020 18:24
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