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Development of a Non Linear Finite Element Model for Inflation Simulation of Gossamer Tubes

Bhat, Bharadwaj K.M. and Straubel, Marco (2009) Development of a Non Linear Finite Element Model for Inflation Simulation of Gossamer Tubes. DLR-Interner Bericht. DLR-IB 131-2009/13. Master's. Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg. 78 S.

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The thesis describes the modelling technique and deployment simulation of rolled inflatable bladder featuring Velcro strips. The thin shell membrane deployment of inflatable bladder is modelled and simulated with a commercial finite element software ANSYS-LSDYNATM. This work was carried out in the campus of German Aerospace Centre (DLR) – Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems. A numerical simulation technique is a common practice for aerospace engineers to study the deployment behaviour and significantly stepping forward towards development of gossamer structures in future. The dynamic inflation deployment is followed by a Control Volume (CV) method with ideal gas law. The CV method which is employed neglects the inertia effect of velocity of the inflation gas. Furthermore, the paper is focused mainly to discuss the deployment simulations under 1 G and 0 G loading conditions, influence of Velcro and mass flow rates. The deployment experiment which is conducted in the DLR laboratory is also presented and the results predicted between numerical and experiments are briefly discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/58426/
Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Interner Bericht, Master's)
Title:Development of a Non Linear Finite Element Model for Inflation Simulation of Gossamer Tubes
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Date:March 2009
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:78
Keywords:Entfaltbare Strukturen, LS-Dyna, Aufblasbare Strukturen
Institution:Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg
Department:Fakultät Technik und Informatik
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Grundlagen Raumtransport - HT-Werkstoffe und Bauweisen (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Ries, Doris
Deposited On:24 Mar 2009
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 15:55

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