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Transient Dynamic Response of Orbiting Space Stations

Report Number: FDL TDR 64-25
Author(s): C. L. Tai, L. V. Andrew, M. M. H. Loh, P. C. Kamrath
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Incorporated
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-02
Pages: 369
Contract: AF 33(657)-10219
Project: 1370
Task: 137008
AD Number: AD0613081

Abstract:
The dynamic responses of thirteen selected configurations, composed of two to three inter-connected compartments and subjected to various applied disturbances, were investigated first by approximate exploratory analyses to determine the significant configurations for space stations and the relative significance of transient inputs to each configuration. Then detailed analyses of ten selected combinations of configurations and forcing functions were carried out in depth. In addition, because of the unique dynamic response problems of the cableconnected configuration, the Y-configuration and the Hconfiguration of space stations subjected to the influence of the gravitational gradient and elastic effects, separate detailed analyses of these configurations were conducted.

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