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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.8 P.1365~1371


Static analysis of synchronism deployable antenna

Author(s):  GUAN Fu-ling, SHOU Jian-jun, HOU Guo-yong, ZHANG Jing-jie

Affiliation(s):  Department of Civil Engeering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   ciegfl@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Space deployable structures, Analysis design, Reflector antenna

GUAN Fu-ling, SHOU Jian-jun, HOU Guo-yong, ZHANG Jing-jie. Static analysis of synchronism deployable antenna[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(8): 1365~1371.

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A 3D synchronism deployable antenna was designed, analyzed, and manufactured by our research group. This antenna consists of tetrahedral elements from central element. Because there are springs at the ends of some of the rods, spider joints are applied. For analysis purpose, the structure is simplified and modelled by using 2D beam elements that have no bending stiffness. Displacement vectors are defined to include two translational displacements and one torsional displacement. The stiffness matrix derived by this method is relatively simple and well defined. The analysis results generated by using software developed by our research group agreed very well with available test data.

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