Modeling and Simulation of Clamp Band Dynamic Envelope in a LV/SC Separation System
The clamp band system is a typical locked and separated device of the launch vehicle (LV) / the spacecraft (SC), and its release-separation process is one of the important factors that affect the LV/SC separation movement. A nonlinear spring-damper model was employed to describe the contact-impact behavior between the V-segment of the clamp band and the LV/SC interface, and lumped mass method was used to depict the clamp band. By using ADAMS, a dynamic model of the clamp band system was established. The simulation results show that the impulse of the explosive bolts and the stiffness of lateral-restraining springs have significant effects on the clamp band dynamic envelope. The shock of the satellite-vehicle separation is very vulnerable to the clamp band pretension and the friction coefficient between the V-segment and the LV/SC interface.
Hun Guo, Taiyong Wang, Zeyu Weng, Weidong Jin, Shaoze Yan, Xuda Qin, Guofeng Wang, Qingjian Liu and Zijing Wang
J. L. Li et al., "Modeling and Simulation of Clamp Band Dynamic Envelope in a LV/SC Separation System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 141, pp. 359-363, 2012