Welcome To UTPedia

We would like to introduce you, the new knowledge repository product called UTPedia. The UTP Electronic and Digital Intellectual Asset. It stores digitized version of thesis, final year project reports and past year examination questions.

Browse content of UTPedia using Year, Subject, Department and Author and Search for required document using Searching facilities included in UTPedia. UTPedia with full text are accessible for all registered users, whereas only the physical information and metadata can be retrieved by public users. UTPedia collaborating and connecting peoples with university’s intellectual works from anywhere.

Disclaimer - Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this web site.Best viewed using Mozilla Firefox 3 or IE 7 with resolution 1024 x 768.

Retractable Mechanism of Foldable Bar Structures for Satellite Dish

Amier, Avril Leiking (2007) Retractable Mechanism of Foldable Bar Structures for Satellite Dish. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF
Download (1MB)


Retractable, foldable and deployable structures can vary their structural shape automatically from a compact, packaged configuration to an expanded, operational configuration. The first properly engineered deployable structures were used as stabilization booms on early spacecraft. Later on, more multifaceted structures were devised for solar arrays, communication reflectors and telescopes. In other field there have been a variety of developments including retractable roofs for stadimns, foldable components for cars, portable structures for temporary shelters and exhibition display. In this project, three main themes will be discussed: concepts, working principles and mechanics of deployable structures for a satellite dish and satellite dish reflector. The design structures of a deployable satellite dish will involve the structural analysis in both two dimensional and three dimensional analyses. Such analyses would include stressstrain analysis, joints analysis, and deflection analysis, by means of manual calculations and using engineering software. The deployable and retractable satellite structure designs will be developed for the usage of space oriented satellites and also earth bound satellites, whenever there is a need in the deployable design structure. The critical aspect in this development is to develop healthy structural concepts which provide for the capability to change configuration, in other word, structure which able to produce different working geometries and also able to move from one configuration to another.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Structures, materials and construction
Subject: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 09:50
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:45
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/9872

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...