Configuration Parameter Design for ADAM-type Articulated Mast Based on Maximizing Specific Stiffness
2013, 33 (4):
The performances of the ADAM-type mast, such as mass, packaging size, stiffness and strength, are determined by its configuration parameters. A new design of configuration parameters based on maximizing specific stiffness was presented. By MATLAB and ANSYS joint simulation，the varying of specific stiffness with different configuration parameters was analyzed. The simulation results show that the optimum value of the length ratio of longeron to batten and the canister radius increases with the increase of the length of mast, when the length of ADAM-type varies in the range of 20 to 100 meters. While the length of mast is 20, 60, and 100 meters, the optimum value of the canister radius varies from 0.3 to 0.4 meter, 0.5 to 0.7 meter and 0.6 to 0.9 meter respectively. The design flow of configuration parameter based on maximizing specific stiffness is as follow: the canister radius is settled at first, then the length ratio of longeron to batten should be determined, and the number of longitudinal member could be finally settled. By this method, configuration parameters of the mast in the SRTM program are designed, and the results approximate to that of ADAM′s.
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