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Development of new modeling and analysis tools for solar sails

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dc.contributor.author Lou, Michael
dc.contributor.author Fang, Houfei
dc.contributor.author Yang, Bingen
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-28T19:16:19Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-28T19:16:19Z
dc.date.issued 2004-08-16
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2341
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39971
dc.description.abstract Existing finite-element-based structural analysis codes are ineffective in treating deployable gossamer space systems, including solar sails that are formed by long spacedeployable booms and extremely large thin-film membrane apertures. Recognizing this, the NASA Space transportation Technology Program has initiated and sponsored a focused research effort to develop new and computationally efficient structural modeling and analysis tools for solar sails. The technical approach of this ongoing effort will be described. Two solution methods, the Distributed Transfer Function Method and the Parameter- Variation-Principle method, based on which the technical approach was formatted are also discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2461841 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en
dc.subject solar sails en
dc.subject membrane en
dc.subject boom en
dc.subject memble wrinkles en
dc.title Development of new modeling and analysis tools for solar sails en
dc.type Preprint en


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