Local deformation method for measuring element tension in space deployable structures

Sergey Belov, Mikhail Pavlov, Viktor Ponomarev, Sergey Ponomarev

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The article describes the local deformation method to determine the tension of cord and thin membrane elements in space deployable structure as antenna reflector. Possible measuring instrument model, analytical and numerical solutions and experimental results are presented. The boundary effects on measurement results of metallic mesh reflector surface tension are estimated. The study case depicting non-uniform reflector surface tension is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01007
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2017
Event5th International Forum for Young Scientists on Space Engineering 2017 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 18 Apr 201720 Apr 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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