Finite Element Analysis for Satellite Structures

Applications to Their Design, Manufacture and Testing

Authors: Abdelal, Gasser F., Abuelfoutouh, Nader, Gad, Ahmed H.

  • Provides the guidelines to use finite elements in each phase of designing a satellite structure, but also includes practical examples and illustrations to explain how they can be applied
  • Introduces an approach which applies stochastic finite element method in analysis of satellite structure and uses finite element method in manufacturing simulation to reduce cost across three different manufacturing processes
  • Explains how to practically use manufacturing simulations to improve design and reduce project cost, how to prepare static and dynamic test specifications, and how to use finite element method to investigate in more details any component that may fail during testing
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Designing satellite structures poses an ongoing challenge as the interaction between analysis, experimental testing, and manufacturing phases is underdeveloped. Finite Element Analysis for Satellite Structures: Applications to Their Design, Manufacture and Testing explains the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to perform design of satellite structures. By layering detailed practical discussions with fully developed examples, Finite Element Analysis for Satellite Structures: Applications to Their Design, Manufacture and Testing provides the missing link between theory and implementation.

 

Computational examples cover all the major aspects of advanced analysis; including modal analysis, harmonic analysis, mechanical and thermal fatigue analysis using finite element method. Test cases are included to support explanations an a range of different manufacturing simulation techniques are described from riveting to shot peening to material cutting. Mechanical design of a satellites structures are covered in three steps: analysis step under design loads, experimental testing to verify design, and manufacturing.

 

Stress engineers, lecturers, researchers and students will find Finite Element Analysis for Satellite Structures: Applications to Their Design, Manufacture and Testing a key guide on with  practical instruction on applying manufacturing simulations to improve their design and reduce project cost, how to prepare static and dynamic test specifications, and how to use finite element method to investigate in more details any component that may fail during testing.

About the authors

Dr Gasser Abdelal is a lecturer of Aerospace and Manufacturing, Queen’s University Belfast an Aerospace Engineer with 7 years of academic experience and 7 years of industrial one. He graduated from Aeronautical Eng. Dept at Cairo University-Egypt (1993). Determined to build an academic carrier he joined the Aerospace Eng. Dept. - University of Cincinnati, Ohio - USA for a Master degree in Analytical dynamics (1996), then the Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. Dept. (MAE) - West Virginia University (WVU), WV - USA for a PhD in micromechanical damage of composite structures (2000). He held two post doc positions, one at MAE-WVU (2002) and the second at TU-Delft Netherlands (2008). His industrial experience is divided between the Egyptian-Ukrainian Space program, as a mechanical designer of satellite structure (2003-2008), Bluewater Energy Services-Netherlands as a senior mechanical eng. of offshore structures (2009), and a research associate at VEC-University of Liverpool, where he consults with aerospace companies to improve their manufacturing process using finite element method. His research interests are continuum and micro mechanics and their applications to simulation of manufacturing process of aerospace parts, thermal analysis of variable-stiffness composites, multi-scale modelling to predict material behaviour within a computer experiment, and textile composite structures.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Literature Review

    Abdelal, Gasser F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Satellite Configuration Design

    Abdelal, Gasser F. (et al.)

    Pages 11-47

  • Satellite Structural Design

    Abdelal, Gasser F. (et al.)

    Pages 49-82

  • Strength Analysis

    Abdelal, Gasser F (et al.)

    Pages 83-201

  • Stochastic Finite Element and Satellite Structure Design

    Abdelal, Gasser F. (et al.)

    Pages 203-249

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Hardcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finite Element Analysis for Satellite Structures
Book Subtitle
Applications to Their Design, Manufacture and Testing
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4637-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4637-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4636-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6129-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 334
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