Dynamics of large membrane for solar sail-craft

Koji Nakaya, Shuhei Nishimaki, Osamu Mori, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

This paper discusses dynamics of large membrane for achieving spinning solar sail-craft proposed by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). For comprehending the dynamics, firstly, two types of grand-scale experiments were conducted. One was an ice rink experiment. The other was a balloon experiment. In the both experiments, we succeeded in deploying 10m and 20m diameter membrane and observing the motion. Secondly, we constructed a numerical model using a multi-particle method, and numerical simulations were conducted. We drew a comparison between results of experiments and numerical simulations. The effectively of the multi-particle model was then indicated in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007
Pages1183-1190
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, presented at - 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2007 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2007 Sep 42007 Sep 7

Publication series

Name2007 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2007
Volume5 PART B

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, presented at - 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period07/9/407/9/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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