WIT Press

Structural Analysis Of Thin Composite Tubes Used In The Anti-matter Spectrometer

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP960351

Volume

10

Pages

12

Published

1996

Size

795 kb

Author(s)

R. Mezzenga, F.S. Guarino, F. Butin, E. Perrirf & J.M. Kenny

Abstract

The alpha magnetic spectrometer (AMS) is a sophisticated instrument developed for the determination of anti-matter nuclei in the outer space. Following specific requirements the silicon sensors are included in an array of several thin carbon fiber composite tubes of different length in various horizontal layers, which will be supported by an outer vertical cylindrical structure also made in composite. A structural analysis of single tubes and of the complete structure has been performed using a fine element code. The main results of this study are reported in terms of maximum lateral displacement of tubes, suggesting the necessity to use shock absorbers between them; and in terms of vibration behavior

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