Dynamic Analysis and Experiment of Beamlike Space Deployable Lattice Truss
The dynamic equivalent continuum model of beamlike space deployable lattice truss which is repetition of the basic truss bay is established based on the energy equivalence. The finite element model of the lattice truss is also developed. Free vibration frequencies and mode shapes are calculated and simulated based on equivalent continuum model and discrete finite element model. The analytical solutions calculated by equivalent continuum model match well with the finite element model simulation results. A prototype of deployable lattice truss consist of 20 truss bays is manufactured. The dynamic response of lattice truss with different truss bays are tested by dynamic vibration experiment, and natural frequencies of lattice truss with different length are obtained from acceleration response curves. The experiment results are compared with simulation results which verifies that the correctness of finite element model, which also validate the effectiveness of equivalent continuum model indirectly.
Jianmin Zeng, Zhengyi Jiang, Taosen Li, Daoguo Yang and Yun-Hae Kim
H. W. Guo et al., "Dynamic Analysis and Experiment of Beamlike Space Deployable Lattice Truss", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 199-200, pp. 1273-1280, 2011