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Vol. 39 (1998) No. 2 April n. 127


Design and analysis for a deployable /retractable mast

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 39 (1998) No. 2 April n. 127
  • Title: Design and analysis for a deployable /retractable mast
  • Author(s): Wu-J Chen, F-L Guan, X-Y Chen, H-M Qiu
  • Keywords: analysis, deployable, retractable, mast
Abstract
This paper describes a deployable mast for use in space. It consists of integrated tri-spacers, rigid-crosses, active and passive cables. Geometry variation is presented for deployment. Structural analysis is studied for mast with only pre-stress and payload.

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