Numerical modeling of space umbrella-type mesh reflector
National Research Tomsk State University, 63450 Tomsk, Russian Federation
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Published online: 30 October 2019
This paper describes numerical modeling of space umbrella-type mesh reflector. The modeling includes two stages. The first stage embraces the calculation of the shape of cable elements for reflector frontal (rear) nets by the nonlinear force density method. The second stage involves the design of the reflector finite-element model based on the calculated nets. After this, the node displacement and prestress boundary conditions are imposed to determine a node displacement field.
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