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Modeling and Failure Control of Spacecraft Pressurized Structures Subject to Orbital Debris Impact

Cook, Frederick 1, Telichev, Igor1
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Publishing year2013 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference6th European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
L. Ouwehand


Motivated by the dramatic worsening and uncertainty of orbital debris situation, the present paper is focused on the structural integrity of the spacecraft pressurized modules/pressure vessels. The objective is to develop a methodology of numerical simulation of the spacecraft pressurized structure behaviour under hypervelocity impact, including simulation of the following processes: a) formation of the impact damage of the pressure wall; b) loading and failure of structure. The analysis was performed by the method of singular integral equations.