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Mini-mast dynamic analysis using the truss-beam modelThe Mini-Mast is a generic space truss designed by Astro Aerospace Corp. A 210 meter truss located in the Structural Dynamics research Lab of NASA Langley is used in comprehensive active vibration control experiments on a realistic large space structure. Some predictions of the natural frequencies and mode shapes were made based on the Finite Element model. The purpose here is to use the Truss-Beam model developed by Elias G. Abu-Saba to predict the natural frequencies of the Mini-Mast and then compare the results with those obtained from the FE model. Imperfections of the joints are modeled, and joint contribution to the flexibility matrix of the structure is noted. The natural frequencies are obtained. An iterative procedure is used to enhance the Truss-Beam model by comparing these results with experimental ones.
Document ID
19900013771
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Abu-Saba, Elias G. (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ. Greensboro, NC, United States)
Mcginley, William M. (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ. Greensboro, NC, United States)
Montgomery, Raymond C. (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ. Greensboro, NC, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 15, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Aerospace Computational Control, Volume 2
Subject Category
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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