Show simple item record Liyanage, PM Mallikarachchi, HMYC 2017-11-17T18:54:33Z 2017-11-17T18:54:33Z
dc.description.abstract A deployable structure should mainly be adequately compact and should fit into any remaining space of the launch vehicle. The main factors which will determine these are the folding pattern,ease of deployment and stresses in the fold lines. Two folding patterns are selected based on extensive literature review to investigate the possibility of using those techniques for a large solar sail mission. It is expensive as well as extremely time consuming to perform experimental investigation under reduced gravity environment for this type of large membranes. Thus developing simulating techniques are quite important. Two models are simulated using Abaqus/Explicit commercial finite element software. Quasi-static conditions and numerical accuracy are verified by comparing strain energy together with kinetic energy and artificial strain energy. It is shown that spiral folding pattern requires less energy for deployment and hence that is preferred. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject deployable structures, folding patterns, origami en_US
dc.title Origami based folding patterns for compact deployable structures en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management en_US Kandy en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 228 - 240 en_US en_US en_US

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