SESA6040 Spacecraft Structural Design
Title: Spacecraft Structural Design
Semester: Semester 1
CATS points: 10 ECTS points: 5
Level: Postgraduate Taught
Co-ordinator(s): Dr Scott J I Walker
Aims and objectives
The spacecraft structural design process
The sources of mechanical excitation.
Satellite's mechanical environment, QSL, random vibrations, acoustic loads etc..
Structural design requirements
Typical structural component
Honeycomb panels / inserts / bolted and bonded joints etc...
Typical spacecraft structural layouts
Structural analysis techniques for spacecraft structures
Structural verification / testing.
Qualification program. Dynamic and static tests. Correlation FE - test results. Vibration levels for equipment units.
Learning and teaching
Teaching and learning methods