Accession Number:

ADA172880

Title:

Parametric Investigation of Factors Influencing the Mechanical Behavior of Large Space Structures.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Nov 82-30 Jun 85,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

451.0

Abstract:

The investigation has two objectives I To investigate the relative importance of factors such as thermal gradients, differential gravitational effects, solar radiation pressure, albedo effects, and spatial pressure gradients on structural behavior of large space structures and II To investigate structural behavior of a very thin membrane subject to combined internal pressure as well as mechanical and thermal loadings.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE