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The design of large flexible space structures with intrinsic vibration filtering capability - status and directions

By A.J. Keane and P.B. Nair

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This paper presents an overview of the research program underway at Southampton that is studying the design of large flexible space structures (LFSS) with intrinsic vibration rejection capabilities via exploitation of non-periodic structural geometries. An important objective of this research is to develop a rational design methodology for lightweight LFSS to meet the specifications of future space missions such as precision pointing, positioning, and vibration isolation. This paper outlines the progress made in the research program so far and the work that is currently underway. Directions for future research work in this area are also outlined

Topics: TL
Year: 2000
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:21402
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