2005 年 53 巻 622 号 p. 498-502
The influence of module connection appeared in the changes in the internal force during deployment motion. When the internal force arises in a deployable structure during deployment, two major resistance factors affect the deployable characteristics. One is friction in each hinge portion. Another is strain energy due to structural deformation. To evaluate the influence of module connection on deployment characteristics, we performed deployment experiments under micro gravity. The changes in deployment force were measured for given tolerance of connection points. We concluded that the major resistance factor was strain energy due to structural deformation.