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


Journal Article

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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Holland, DB; Virgin, LN; Belvin, WK

Published Date

  • August 28, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 /

Start / End Page

  • 3192 - 3198

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-4508

Citation Source

  • Scopus