Determination of damage area of spacecraft shields impacted by space debris at hypervelocity using an SPH mesh.
Soschinske, Kurt A.
Lankarani, Hamid M.
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Bhargavi, S.S., Soschinske, K.A. & Lankarani, H. (2007). Determination of damage area of spacecraft shields impacted by space debris at hypervelocity using an SPH mesh. In Proceedings : 3rd Annual Symposium : Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS : Wichita State University, p.217-218
Space debris, are objects in Earth orbit consisting of small fragments from spent rocket stages and non-functional satellites. Accumulated in the lower earth orbit, these often cause considerable damage to the spacecraft orbiting around the earth. Hence it’s necessary to develop ways to protect the newly placed spacecraft from the debris. The goal of the project was to determine the damage area of the pressure wall using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic (SPH) meshing, a dynamic finite element modeling (FEM) method.
Paper presented to the 3rd Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 27, 2007.
Research completed Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering