Accession Number:

ADA128016

Title:

Thermal-Structural Analysis of Large Space Structures: A Review of Recent Advances

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug-Oct 1981

Corporate Author:

OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Recent advances in thermal-structural analysis of large space structures are reviewed. Thermal-structural analytical challenges faced by structural engineers are highlighted and uncertainties that arise in predictive analyses are identified and discussed. Current modeling techniques and characteristics of thermal-structural response are illustrated. Areas for further research are discussed, and the need for fundamental thermal-structural experiments is cited.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE