Effects of Long-Term Stowage on the Deployment of Bistable Tape Springs

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Brinkmeyer, Alex; Pellegrino, Sergio; Weaver, Paul M.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: American Society Mechanical Engineers

In the context of strain-energy-deployed space structures, material relaxation effects play a significant role in structures that are stowed for long durations, for example, in a space vehicle prior to launch. Here, the deployment of an ultrathin carbon fiber reinforced... View more
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