Design and Validation of Thin-Walled Composite Deployable Booms with tape-Spring Hinges

H. Mallikarachchi, Sergio Pellegrino
2011 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference   unpublished
This paper presents a 1 m long thin-walled carbon fiber reinforced boom that could be folded around a spacecraft. The dynamic deployment behavior of two hinge boom, made from two-ply plain weave carbon fiber laminate, was studied by means of detailed finite element simulations. A stress-resultant based failure criterion is used for failure analysis during both stowage and dynamic deployment. Final design is experimentally validated.
doi:10.2514/6.2011-2019 fatcat:ktq5gmst4rajdoo3fxsjs5gtca