Synopses & Reviews
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
Using practical discussion and fully developed examples, this book covers modal and harmonic analysis, mechanical and thermal fatigue analysis using finite element method. Test cases explore techniques from riveting to shot peening to material cutting.
About the Author
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
1.Literature Review.- 2.Satellite Configuration Design.- 3.Satellite Structural Design.- 4.Strength.- 5.Stochastic Finite Element and Satellite Structure Design.- 6.Qualification Testing phase of Satellite Structure.- 7.Manufacturing Simulation using Finite Element.- App.A Satellite Mechanical Loads.- App.B. Load Analysis for Base-Driven Random Vibrations.