Expandable Structures for Aerospace Applications
- part of archive:
- Papers relating to the Development of a Full Pressure Suit by P Frankenstein & Sons
- Forbes, F.W.
A paper discussing the history and future use of expandable structures in space applications including inflatable balloons, rigidized balloons, Goodyear airmat, expandable honeycomb, and unfurlable structures. Discusses the concept, application, materials, design procedures, and advantages and disadvantages of each system with illustrative drawings, diagrams and photographs.
- Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautics and Airline Industry
- Open access.