David Warburton, Jeremy Price, Mohammed Farhan Aziz Najeeb
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Spacecrafts deal with an extreme range of temperatures where conserving and removing largeamounts of thermal energy is necessary. The most effective way to control radiative heat flux isby manipulating the surface area of a body. This project involves three separate systems that allattempt to neutralize this problem. One model is a theoretical, infinitely thin geometric sheet.Another works on the same concept except with actual body thickness and non-rigid jointsbetween them. Finally, the third is rigidly foldable geometry. The infinitely thin model is beingrun in Python, while the other two models were designed in solidworks, simulated in Ansys, andprototypes were 3D printed. To this point, Ansys simulations have been completed for the rigidlyfoldable model, while the model with non-rigid joints is undergoing more design work toimprove its kinematic feasibility.
Primary Advisor's Department
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Stander Symposium, School of Engineering
"Deployable Space Craft Radiator Systems" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 3203.