Deployment simulation model based on ANCF plate element for next-generation aerospace structures

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Abstract

In this paper, a deployment simulation model for next-generation aerospace structures, such as satellite solar panels and deployable wing aircraft, is proposed. The model utilizes finite plate elements based on the absolute nodal coordinate formulation (ANCF). ANCF has many advantages, namely a constant mass matrix, zero Coriolis and centrifugal forces, a simple description of constraint conditions, and applicability of large elastic deformation. However, two problems have prevented the ANCF plate element from being utilized for simulation. The first problem is the absence of the deployment system model, including the actuator torque, holding/releasing, and latching mechanisms in the ANCF plate element. We therefore propose a deployment system model that addresses this need. The second problem is a long calculation time, which is fatal because many parametric simulations are necessary for the deployment system design. The long calculation time is due to the strong nonlinearity of the ANCF elastic force and many joint constraint conditions. To solve this problem, we introduce the mitigation of the nonlinearity, component mode synthesis, and velocity transformation into the ANCF plate element. The proposed model succeeds in simulating the deployment of the solar panel and deployable wing aircraft with a significant reduction of the calculation time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Edition210049
ISBN (Print)9781624105326
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
EventAIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 2018 Jan 82018 Jan 12

Publication series

NameAIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2018
Number210049

Other

OtherAIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period18/1/818/1/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Architecture

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    Otsuka, K., & Makihara, K. (2018). Deployment simulation model based on ANCF plate element for next-generation aerospace structures. In AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials (210049 ed.). (AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2018; No. 210049). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-1956