Deformation Characteristics of the Aerobraking Shell Material


The deformation characteristics of silica fabric with a thermal barrier coating, which is used for the production of the ballute-type aerobrake of a descent module, are estimated. A rubberized fabric strip is subjected to uniaxial tensile tests to failure. Various finite-element simulation approaches to the deformation of the fabric are considered.

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Translated by K. Shakhlevich

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Rabinskii, L.N., Medvedskii, A.L., Nushtaev, D.V. et al. Deformation Characteristics of the Aerobraking Shell Material. Russ. Metall. 2019, 1363–1368 (2019).

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  • silica fabric
  • thermal barrier coating
  • aerodynamic braking system
  • state of stress
  • finite-element method