Wave Propagation and Dynamics of Lattice Structures.
Final rept. 1 Apr 83-30 Sep 85,
WEA CAMBRIDGE MA
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Many papers and reports have been written on the concepts, design and potential uses of lattice structures in outer space. Such structures include large antennae, solar power systems and habitable stations for support of space colonies. currently, both deployable and erectable concepts are being investigated for the implementation of lattice structures. Also, investigations of size considerations indicate that small antennae ranging from tens of meters in span to solar power collectors ranging up to several thousand meters have been proposed. Such structural sizes along with stringent operational requirements will require considerable information of dynamics, control, materials, nondestructive evaluation NDE, environmental effects and wave propagation relating to their design and analysis. Much has been written on the theoretical aspects of the control of such structures. Also, a large number of vibration analyses have been undertaken. However, despite a distinct recognition of the importance of wave propagation in many of the control, vibration and NDE investigations, virtually nothing can be found on wave propagation in large space structures LSS. The goals of this program were to initiate and to pursue the development of several aspects of wave propagation analyses in LSS. Author
- Unmanned Spacecraft