A STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS MODEL FOR FLEXIBLE SOLAR ARRAYS OF THE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SATELLITE

Authors
  1. Vigneron, F.
Corporate Authors
Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A mathematical model, which describes the structural mechanics of flexible solar arrays of the Communications Technology Satellite (CTS) in a ground test config uration, is developed using variational principles and continuum mechanics metho ds. Modes and frequencies for an arrays with CTS parameters are calculated for t he one-g test state, and compared to corresponding ones for the zero-g on-orbit state. Calculated results are compared with ground test data; good agreement is noted for the major structural frequencies and modes.
Report Number
1268 —
Date of publication
15 Apr 1975
Number of Pages
36
DSTKIM No
75-03561
CANDIS No
26498
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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