This paper discusses dynamics of large membrane for achieving spinning solar sail-craft proposed by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). For comprehending the dynamics, firstly, two types of grand-scale experiments were conducted. One was an ice rink experiment. The other was a balloon experiment. In the both experiments, we succeeded in deploying 10m and 20m diameter membrane and observing the motion. Secondly, we constructed a numerical model using a multi-particle method, and numerical simulations were conducted. We drew a comparison between results of experiments and numerical simulations. The effectively of the multi-particle model was then indicated in this paper.
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Dynamics of Large Membrane for Solar Sail-Craft
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Nakaya, K, Nishimaki, S, Mori, O, & Kawaguchi, J. "Dynamics of Large Membrane for Solar Sail-Craft." Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 5: 6th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control, Parts A, B, and C. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. September 4–7, 2007. pp. 1183-1190. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2007-35919
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