Investigation of structural dynamics in a 2-meter square solar sail model including axial load effects

TitleInvestigation of structural dynamics in a 2-meter square solar sail model including axial load effects
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsDB Holland, LN Virgin, and WK Belvin
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume5
Start Page3192
Pagination3192 - 3198
Date Published01/2003
Abstract

This paper presents a parameter study of the effect of boom axial loading on the global dynamics of a 2-meter solar sail scale model. The experimental model used is meant for building expertise in finite element analysis and experimental execution, not as a predecessor to any planned flight mission or particular design concept. The results here are to demonstrate the ability to predict and measure structural dynamics and mode shapes in the presence of axial loading.

Short TitleCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference