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Self-Deployable Joints for Ultra-Light Space Structures

Ferraro, S. and Pellegrino, S. (2018) Self-Deployable Joints for Ultra-Light Space Structures. In: AIAA Scitech 2018 Forum. AIAA , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2018-0694. ISBN 9781624105302.

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The paper presents ongoing research and development of novel concepts for deployable space structures using self-latching, flexural joints to replace mechanical hinges. The mechanics of deformation of Fiber-Reinforced-Polymers (FRP) joints for in-plane deployment mechanisms are studied. Methods for characterizing these joints via experiments and numerical simulations are proposed. A failure criterion suitable for ultra-thin, plain-weave composites is used to predict failure of the joints and achieve a successful design.

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Additional Information:© 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. This work was supported by a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. S.F. would like to acknowledge Dr. William Doggett, NASA Langley, for mentoring and providing invaluable technical and scientific support.
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Official Citation:Self-Deployable Joints for Ultra-Light Space Structures Serena Ferraro and Sergio Pellegrino 2018 AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference.
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