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Parametric Design of Conforming Joints for Thin-Shell Coilable Structures

Türk, Daniel-Alexander and Pellegrino, Sergio (2019) Parametric Design of Conforming Joints for Thin-Shell Coilable Structures. In: AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum. AIAA , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2019-1259. ISBN 9781624105784.

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This paper addresses the problem of designing and building structural connections (joints) for ultra-thin shells employed in large coilable structures for space applications. A conforming joint design concept for ladder-type coilable thin shells is proposed. A parametric design tool was developed to study the geometry of two joints that become overlapped in the coiled configuration as a function of the coiling radius and joint radii. Parametric design results are validated through finite element simulations. The proposed design tool provides a high level of design flexibility and is of interest in the spacecraft design process making use of ultra-thin shells.

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Additional Information:© 2019 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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Official Citation:Parametric Design of Conforming Joints for Thin-Shell Coilable Structures Daniel A. Türk and Sergio Pellegrino AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum.
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:06 Aug 2019 14:31
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