ENG  Vol.8 No.6 , June 2016
Diamond Rib: A Mechanical Design Method for Improving the Stiffness of a Structure
Abstract: It is necessary to decrease the weight of space satellites, while maintaining their stiffness. To achieve this weight reduction, many structures, such as honeycomb and isogrid, have been reported in the literature. In this paper, the diamond rib method, a mechanical design method for improving the stiffness of structures, is introduced. By applying this method to a small space satellite, we propose a new structure called the “Diamond Rib Structure”. This structure significantly improves the ability to withstand the vibrational disturbances in a rocket fairing.
Cite this paper: Shinohara, K. , Mizoguchi, M. , Suzuki, S. and Narusawa, Y. (2016) Diamond Rib: A Mechanical Design Method for Improving the Stiffness of a Structure. Engineering, 8, 308-319. doi: 10.4236/eng.2016.86028.

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