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Finite Element Analysis and Sizing of a 1U Deployable 100W Solar Array

Rodriguez Bravo, Harold (2023) Finite Element Analysis and Sizing of a 1U Deployable 100W Solar Array. Master's, Universität Bremen.

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DEAR is collaborative development program of a 1U deployable 100W photovoltaic array for CubeSats between the DLR, Astronika Sp. z o.o. and AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH for the European Space Agency (ESA) under the ARTES AT 4F.141 programme. Aiming to meet the requirements that a spaceflight hardware design must meet, a FE structural analysis of the DEAR design in its stowed configuration before its CDR must be carried out by the DLR Mechanics and Thermal Systems department resulting in the development of this master thesis. This thesis presents its scope, its aim and objectives and an introduction to the DEAR project in its first chapter. Next, a state of art research is carried out focusing on the application of FE structural analysis in other CubeSat projects developed by different space agencies. In the third chapter, the theoretical foundations behind the FE structural analysis performed for the DEAR project are explained. Subsequently, the most important details of the methodology used during the development of the DEAR FE model are explained. Finally, the results obtained after carrying out the FEA of the DEAR structural design are presented and discussed. It also presents conclusions regarding the results after conducting the FEA and future guidelines for the development of the project in its next phases.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/197117/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:Finite Element Analysis and Sizing of a 1U Deployable 100W Solar Array
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Rodriguez Bravo, HaroldUni BremenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:22 August 2023
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:117
Keywords:Solar Array, FEM, Deployable, membrane
Institution:Universität Bremen
Department:Fachbereich Produktionstechnik
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - ICAP - Integrated Core Avionics Plus
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Mechanic and Thermal Systems
Deposited By: Spröwitz, Tom
Deposited On:08 Sep 2023 10:39
Last Modified:08 Sep 2023 10:39

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